Closure of Larne First Trust Bank a disappointing blow – Dickson

Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has said that the decision by First Trust to close their branch in Larne is another disappointing blow for banking services in East Antrim.

The branch will close on 14th June and follows the closures of the Whitehead branch of Danske Bank, the Jordanstown branch of Ulster Bank and the Larne and Carrickfergus branches of the Bank of Ireland.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “This is the latest announcement in a disappointing run of branch closures across East Antrim. It means more people having to travel longer distances to visit their bank.

“Many still rely on the services offered by their local branch. While there are an increasing number of online services, there are those who prefer to deal in person with a member of staff.

“East Antrim has been disproportionately affected by the decisions of different banks to restructure their services. They must ensure that customers are fully aware of the online and phone services available and safeguard the area’s remaining branches against closure.”


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