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Banks Showing No Loyalty to local customers: Beggs

Roy Beggs MLA has said existing customers should consider switching their accounts in wake of the announcement by First Trust that their Larne branch is to close on 14 June. The Ulster Unionist MLA said: “Very recently the Bank of Ireland announced it was closing its branches in Larne, Carrickfergus and Ballyclare. I said then that the Bank- which is headquartered in the Republic- was effectively withdrawing from East Antrim. Now First Trust, which are also closing in Ballyclare, are following suit. The reasons given by the two banks are the same- fewer over the counter transactions, and increased use of online banking. Whilst it is not my position to advise people where to put their money, I would ask the question if these Banks are showing no loyalty to the residents of Larne, should the people of Larne continue to show loyalty to these Banks? A wider issue is … Continue reading

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Beggs Decries Bank Withdrawal from East Antrim

Commenting on the imminent closure of Bank of Ireland branches in East Antrim, Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs Jnr said: “With closures of branches announced for Larne, Carrickfergus and Ballyclare, Bank of Ireland are effectively withdrawing from our district. They seem to be leaving local customers with little alternative but to take their business elsewhere.” Mr Beggs added, “ I have been advised by the Bank of Ireland that they are “are investing in a modern branch network that provides customers with easy access to banking services and is fully integrated with our online, phone and mobile channels.” However, a large percentage of our community, particularly the older generation are used to the personal touch that a local bank provides and are not up to speed with or confident in online Banking.” “ Coming hard on the heels of the closure of the Northern Bank in Whitehead, and the recent … Continue reading

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