RBS, who reamain parted owned by the taxpayer following the 2008 UK Government bailout, posted profits of £939 million in the first 6 months of 2017. The closures are set to take place in late June 2018.
Commenting, the SNP MSP said:
“This is deeply disappointing news and I know the effect this will have on my constituents, many of whom still prefer to pop into their local branch to do their banking.
“Whilst branch use has decreased over the years and more and more customers make use of mobile banking, RBS have a responsibility to cater for all customers – including those who prefer to have their branch localwithin the community.
“The protection of jobs and services within my constituency remains absolutely imperative and I will keep all my constituents informed as we try to find a solution to the closures.