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Shock as Clydesdale Bank announce closure of Brora branch

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Clydesdale Bank has announced today that they are to close their Brora branch later this year – along with four others across the country.

The Brora branch is one of five to be closed across the country.
The Brora branch is one of five to be closed across the country.

In a statement they say that “the shape of the bank’s national network will continually evolve, including the opening of new branches, while also reviewing the location of existing branches.”

Ironically they state: “Customers can do all of their straightforward day-to-day banking at the Post Office.” Brora’s Post Office shut last year.

They say: “The number of customers using branches for day-to-day transactions across the UK banking industry has been on a downward trend for a number of years, with branch visits dropping by 26 per cent over a five-year period. This downward trend has also been reflected in reduced footfall in Clydesdale Bank branches.

“The branches will begin to close in August and it’s the bank’s intention to find alternative roles for branch colleagues either within other branches or elsewhere in the bank, wherever possible. However, because of these branch closures, a small number of colleagues will be at risk of redundancy and will be assisted through the bank’s redeployment process with the aim to minimise compulsory redundancies.”

The other closures are at Arbroath, Glasgow Shettleston, Largs and St Andrew’s.

* More on this in Friday’s NT.

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