Commenting on the Bank of Scotland branch closure in Dunblane, Alyn Smith MP said:
‘I’m very disappointed to learn of this decision, which is another example of a high street bank turning its back on loyal customers. While my office has been in close contact with representatives of the Bank of Scotland, and I stand ready to do anything I can to assist, I would urge the bank’s customers to think seriously about whether this company is worth their loyalty.
‘People who originally signed up to a high street bank are now finding their current and savings accounts no longer offer the services they originally signed up for. There are many excellent alternative banks, some of which offer bonus payments just for switching.
‘I would again urge Bank of Scotland bosses to think again over closing an important bank branch. I also urge the UK Government, who are responsible for UK banking, to take action against these big banking businesses who have turned away from our communities in favour of their own profits.’