Aberdeen Labour Party


MSP criticises Bank for pulling out of city neighbourhoods

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald today criticised Lloyds Banking Group for its plans to close the Bank of Scotland branches serving Rosemount and Old Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen Mile End and Aberdeen University branches are to close, ending long periods of service to their local neighbourhoods in April next year.

Lewis Macdonald said today:

“This is disappointing news for those who prefer to do their banking in a local branch rather than online.

“The Bank of Scotland has continued to provide that local service in both Rosemount and Old Aberdeen, after others have gone, so it is disappointing that they have now abandoned that approach.

“After the scandals which engulfed the banking sector over recent years, a return to valuing local contacts with local customers would seem like a better way forward than further centralisation and local closures.

“I will now ask Lloyds Banking Group how they engaged with the local communities in Rosemount and Old Aberdeen before these decisions were taken. Their customers deserve no less.”


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