Dickson says Bank of Ireland branch closures is a double blow for East Antrim

Alliance East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has said the decision by the Bank of Ireland to close its branches in Larne and Carrickfergus will be bad news for the people of East Antrim.

Stewart Dickson MLA said: “This is a double blow for the public of East Antrim. I will be seeking an urgent meeting with the management of the Bank of Ireland over this decision.

“Many people and businesses depend on having a nearby branch to be able to easily access different banking services which is now going to be made harder for my constituents with this announcement.

“The local area has already seen the closure of the Ulster Bank’s branch in Jordanstown, the Danske branch in Whitehead and we are also waiting on a decision by First Trust over more closures in the East Antrim area.

“With an ever decreasing number of branches in the area, I hope that these banks will look to ensure that there is at least some sort of adequate services available to both personal and business customers.”


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