Richard Thomson, SNP MP for Gordon, and Aberdeenshire Council SNP Leader Gwyneth Petrie have welcomed the announcement that TSB is launching a pop-up service following the closure of the Huntly branch.
In October, TSB announced 73 branch closures across Scotland. Mr Thomson stood with local SNP councillors against the planned closures. Now, a pop-up service located at Orbs Community Bookshop at The Square, Huntly, will launch tomorrow (April 28) and open every Wednesday.
Mr Thomson said: “The priority following the branch closure was to ensure essential banking services could be retained in Huntly in some way. I’m pleased that through this welcome development TSB has recognised that need as well, and that some of those services can now be provided through a ‘pop-up’ branch arrangement in the community.”
The service will be delivered by a local TSB Mobile Money Confidence Expert who will support customers with banking needs such as making payments, getting help with products and services, and assistance with bereavements. Frequent customers of the Huntly branch will be contacted by TSB to let them know about this innovative banking.
Huntly, Strathbogie & Howe of Alford Councillor Gwyneth Petrie said: “Whilst it remains very disappointing that the TSB closed their branch, and Huntly has now lost the full range of services that were available there, I am sure customers will welcome that some form of service will be available.
“I do hope that the TSB will continue to engage locally should it become clear that the needs of their customers are not being met.”