MSP “very disappointed” by news Town’s Bank to close

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has spoken of his disappointment at Santanders decision to close their Renfrew branch.

The bank announced their intention to close the branch in the towns High Street in July.

Mr Mackay has written bank bosses to seek more information over the plans, including the possibility of the ATM remaining after closure – something which has been successful in other branch closures.

Mr Mackay said:

“I am very disappointed that Santander has decided to close the Renfrew branch. This is a branch not only used by people from Renfrew, but is also also used by people from Erskine, Inchinnan, Bishopton and other villages.

“I am seeking an urgent update from bank bosses, when I will be pressing the management to consider allowing the much used ATMs to remain. This is something other banks have committed to doing when closing banks in the past.

“It is also essential that the bank ensures there is sufficient capacity elsewhere, to cater for all the needs of the customers and local businesses that will be let down by this decision.”

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