Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, has said the announced closures of the TSB branches in both Alexandria and Helensburgh are “completely unacceptable.”

This follows hard on the heels of the recent closure of the TSB branch in Dumbarton town centre.

Jackie Baillie has said that it is vital that local people have easy access to bank branches. She has written to the TSB to express her anger at the decision, demanding that it is reconsidered, and to find out how the bank plans to support many local customers without having a branch open in Helensburgh or Alexandria, with the nearest branch will be at Clydebank.

Jackie Baillie MSP said:

“The closure of yet more TSB branches in my constituency is completely unacceptable.

“Now more than ever, local people need to be able to have easy access to their bank and it is vital that they feel supported during what is a very uncertain time for us all. By closing these branches – along with the previous closure of the Dumbarton branch – TSB are making it clear that customer wellbeing and satisfaction is simply not a priority for them.

“Banks are increasingly a law unto themselves – closing branches and removing ATMs from local areas making it harder to access cash. This must stop as it is having a detrimental effect on local people, businesses and our high streets.

“I will seek an urgent meeting with the TSB to try to get them to reconsider these closures in Helensburgh and Alexandria.”

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