Stewart Dickson MLA said “This decision will have a negative impact on the Whitehead community. The closure of the branch would be much less convenient for customers, who depend on the only bank in Whitehead, to conduct their transactions.
“I am very concerned about the absence of any consultation from the bank regarding the closure. The Bank made it clear that the decision was set in stone and could not be changed. The Bank insisted that customers would have to adapt to other means of banking including telephone and online. This is a very disappointing decision for the Whitehead community and I would urge Northern Bank customers in Whitehead to make their views known to the bank.”