Union hits out over impact of Lenzie branch closure

Royal Bank of Scotland Lenzie
Royal Bank of Scotland Lenzie

A union has hit out over plans to shut the Lenzie branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

As reported last week, the branch is closing as only around 23 customers use it on a weekly basis, though they will be able to use Lenzie Post Office.

Unite says that local communities are being increasingly abandoned by RBS, following the closures across Scotland.

Unite deputy Scottish secretary Mary Alexander said: “These ongoing closures make a mockery of the RBS motto ‘making everyday banking easy’ and show a clear abandonment of their customer charter commitment to maintain the ‘last bank in town’.

“It’s bad news for the local communities and small businesses that depend on local banking services and bad economics too, if we consider the branch closure impact in blackspots.

“The abandonment of community banking by RBS, a position at odds with the public image sold in the aftermath of the financial crash, shows that people are an increasingly distant second place to the pursuit of profit across our financial sector.”