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Closure of bank branches in Kinross

EDM (Early Day Motion) 387: tabled on 27 April 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the decision of TSB and Bank of Scotland to close their branches in Kinross; further notes that Kinross has already lost a number of bank branches in recent years and that Kinross-shire is set to become the first county in Scotland to be left without a single bank branch; notes that surrounding towns and villages in Kinross-shire depend upon these branches 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; further notes that the decision is at odds with increased demand due to Kinross's growing population; and urges the Government to work with banks to ensure that nobody in Kinross-shire is left to suffer from financial exclusion.