DUNBAR’S TSB department has closed its doorways for the ultimate time.
The Excessive Avenue financial institution shut yesterday (Wednesday), leaving the city centre with only one financial institution, the Financial institution of Scotland.
An announcement was made final yr that the opening hours of TSB branches in Haddington, North Berwick and Dunbar could be reduce. In November, it was confirmed the Dunbar TSB would shut completely.
Councillor Norman Hampshire, who represents the Dunbar and East Linton ward, was pissed off to see the financial institution shut. He stated: “Myself and the council chief govt [Monica Patterson] did have a Skype name with Gillian Petty, space director for Edinburgh and Lanarkshire, and Carol Anderson, director for department banking, and we mentioned if there was any alternative that the financial institution would change their thoughts.
“They made the case that the number of people using branches to do their business is very, very limited.”
Ward colleague Councillor Paul McLennan was unhappy to see it shut.
He stated: “I worked in the branch years and years ago. Personally, for me it is quite sad to see it go.”
Pippa Swan, chairwoman of the city’s neighborhood council, was eager to see the constructing introduced again into use as quickly as potential.
She stated: “It is very upsetting because it effects the High Street and people lose that convenience of having a bank within walking distance.”
A spokesperson for TSB stated: “Now we have not taken the choice to shut our Dunbar department calmly and recognise considerations in regards to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a fair decrease stage of footfall within the department and an uplift in clients registering for on-line and cell banking.
“We are contacting customers to help them use other banking options, including telephone and digital, and are working with the Post Office, which is less than a mile away, to ensure our customers can continue to access banking services.”
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