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Bank of Scotland bank closures

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1136: tabled on 29 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House regrets the recent announcement by Lloyd's Banking Group of further high street bank closures, including the closure of the Bank of Scotland branch in Shotts; recognises that communities and charities rely on high street banks and that face to face banking is still a vital component of the financial services sector and must be preserved; further notes that all communities should be guaranteed a right to cash services including withdrawal and deposits to cash and that these services should be available and free at the point of use recognising the importance of cash to those most vulnerable and small businesses; and calls on the Government to introduce legislation to ensure access to cash is protected by law.