Dickson Criticises Closure of Larne Danske Bank Branch


East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has spoken out against plans by Danske Bank to close its premises in Main Street, Larne on 12 October 2018.


Mr Dickson said: “I must express my severe disappointment at Danske’s decision. I believe that by closing this branch, they make it more difficult for particularly vulnerable people to access banking services without having the expense of travelling.


“A cash machine and online banking is not a replacement for in-person banking support on-site. Many older people, do not use online banking services, and many do not even have internet access at home.


Mr Dickson concluded: “I believe that by closing their Larne Branch, Danske Bank is failing in their responsibility to their customers and to the wider Larne community. I also note for those who still require in-branch services, other banks are available in Larne, and switching your current accounts is easier than ever.

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