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Closure of the Clydesdale Bank in Crieff

EDM (Early Day Motion) 265: tabled on 09 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the decision of the Clydesdale Bank to close the Crieff High Street branch; further notes that Crieff has already lost a number of bank branches in recent years; notes that surrounding towns and villages in rural Perthshire depend upon this branch in Crieff for business and personal banking services; acknowledges that not everyone has access to online banking and can’t always travel the extra distance to alternative branches due to transport and mobility issues; and urges the Government to work with Clydesdale Bank to ensure that nobody in Crieff is left to suffer from financial exclusion as a result of the decision, and that cashpoint access is maintained in the absence of a branch.