Bank­ing trou­bles

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Lochlin Highet

A n g r y b a n k cus­tomers are be­ing forced to queue in the rain with bun­dles of money.

This comes after Gir­van’s Royal Bank of Scot­land shut its doors for the fi­nal time last month.

Res­i­dents now need to queue for hours at the mo­bile bank that vis­its the town just twice a week.

The van also no longer vis­its the sur­round­ing vil­lages - mean­ing peo­ple from the likes of Dailly and Barr need to make their way to Gir­van at set times.

It comes only twice a week to the town - at 2.25pm- 3.40pm on Tues­days, and 10.15am11.30am on Thurs­days.

Coun­cil­lor Alec Clark said: “It’s a big con­cern for the town - as it is a real bad is­sue.

“Royal Bank of Scot­land cus­tomers down here get less than three hours a week to do their bank­ing busi­ness.

“Some­times there are over 50 peo­ple queue­ing at a time which is ridicu­lous.

“The main thing to worry about for me, is where is the se­cu­rity?

“Some­one could be stand­ing there with thou­sands of pounds and they’re ex­posed.

“I think they have re­ally un­der­es­ti­mated how many peo­ple use the bank.

“The peo­ple who need to come in from the vil­lages will re­ally strug­gle with this ser­vice go­ing for­ward.

“They have made a real dog’s din­ner of the old build­ing which is a shame re­ally.”

A fu­ri­ous res­i­dent said: “This is an ab­so­lute joke and I am re­ally an­noyed by it.

“It feels like they don’t care about us down here which is aw­ful.

“They are meant to be the Royal Bank FOR Scot­land, so why are they treat­ing us like some sort of out­casts?

“I think they should be look­ing into help­ing us out - oth­er­wise they will iso­late us all.”

Res­i­dents can still use the other banks in the town which in­clude Bank of Scot­land and TSB.

Royal Bank of Scot­land failed to com­ment on the mat­ter as the Post reached its dead­line.

Dis­grace The old build­ing is an eye­sore for res­i­dents

Busy Bankers get just over an hour to do their busi­ness

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