Gordon MP Richard Thomson and Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin are to meet with senior officials from TSB on Friday to discuss the bank’s planned closure of its branch in Ellon.
Bosses at the Spanish-owned bank have slated it for closure on 19 April next year. The move comes after the town’s Royal Bank of Scotland branch closed in 2018.
Commenting, Gordon MP Richard Thomson said:
“Clearly, our first preference would be for the Ellon Branch not to be closing at all. However, the big banks have shown themselves to be impervious to such calls from local communities the length and breadth of Scotland so I do not expect any radical shift in position by the TSB.
“However, there are questions around the retention of the ATM machine in light of the growing restrictions on people being able to access their own cash, and also where Ellon customers’ accounts will be maintained. These are important points to my constituents, the bank’s customers.”
Local MSP Gillian Martin added:
“I was hugely disappointed to learn TSB planned to close its Ellon branch. Access to local banking is important for businesses and for people who may not have access to internet banking.
“I will be ensuring TSB are made aware of the concern amongst constituents about this decision and asking what will be put in its place to support people.”