Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron has arranged to meet with the Royal Bank of Scotland this week to discuss the recent announcement that 62 branches will be closed across Scotland.
More than ten branches in the Highlands and Islands region are set to close, with three branches set to close in Argyll and Bute including Campbeltown, Rothesay and Inveraray.
In the statement by RBS, the bank said “as customers change the way they bank with us, we must change the way that we serve them and this means that some branches will have to close.”
Donald Cameron MSP is set to meet with a representative from RBS in the Scottish Parliament this week to discuss a range of issues, including local bank closures.
Donald Cameron MSP said:
“Many of my constituents are deeply concerned about the proposals from the Royal Bank of Scotland and the impact that this will have on local communities.
Whilst it is reasonable for any business to make changes that are consistent with changing consumer patterns, there is also a social responsibility for some businesses, such as banks, to provide as many options as possible for its customers, some of whom are vulnerable, and for those who do not have reliable access to broadband or a mobile phone and thus may struggle with online banking.
I will raise these issues with RBS when I meet with them this week in order to find a solution for the many people that these changes will affect.”