Ulster Bank To Close A Further 10 Branches

The Ulster Bank has announced that it will close a further 10 branches across NI between February and November 2024.

The branches marked for closure include Lisnaskea, Ballynahinch, Crumlin, Downpatrick, Glengormley, Lurgan, Waterside in L'Derry and three branches in Belfast - Ormeau Road, University Road and Kings Road.

Describing the closures as a "blow to workers and communities", Sinn Féin MLA and finance spokesperson Colm Gildernew said: "The announced closure of ten Ulster Bank branches is a blow to local communities, particularly for the workers in those banks and their families.

"Local branches are a vital service for both small businesses and personal banking.

"The loss of these branches will cause huge disruption, particularly for people in rural communities who will now have to travel further to access a bank, and for people who are unable to use online banking.

"Sinn Féin is calling for a future banking forum to look at how banks and organisations can best respond to serve customers and communities that rely on their services as they transition to new methods of banking."

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