MP presents petition against RBS closure plans
A PETITION against the Royal Bank of Scotland’s plans to close its Inveraray branch has been handed to MPs in Westminster.
Argyll and Bute MP Brendan O’Hara presented the parliamentary petition, with hundreds of signatures, to the House of Commons on Thursday March 29.
The branch was earmarked by RBS for closure by June 21 this year, but a stay of execution was later announced which means the branch will remain open at least until the end of 2018.
At this point, RBS will re-assess the situation and make a decision from there on whether the Inveraray branch will remain.
RBS claims changing ways of banking and fewer people using the branch means it must close – something hotly disputed by local business people.
Personal and business customers have protested at the bank’s plans, with Brendan O’Hara describing the move as ‘inexplicable’.
Campaigner Marian Pallister, Inveraray hotelier Donald Clark and Brendan O’Hara MP at the petition launch in December.