MP presents pe­ti­tion against RBS clo­sure plans

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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.

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