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Axe falls on TSB branches in Huntly, Insch, Turriff and Alford


By Pat Scott

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THE TSB branches in Huntly, Turriff and Alford are all to close following the announcement by the banking group that it was to axe 73 of its branches in Scotland.

In Insch the branch has already closed and will not reopen while Huntly and Alford are set to close in February next year and Turriff in March.

Across the UK 164 branches are being cut with the loss of around 900 jobs.

The closure of the branch in Huntly will leave the town with no banking facilities.

The Bank of Scotland was due to close in July but deferred its plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Clydesdale bank and Royal Bank of Scotland have all closed in recent years.

The decision will be a huge blow to ongoing efforts to regenerate the centre of Huntly.

Insch will also be left without a bank and elsewhere in the north-east other branch closures will include Aboyne, Banchory and seven branches within Aberdeen city.

TSB say the decision has been driven by a significant shift in customer behaviour, including a reduction in the number of customers using branches.



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