Aberdeen City Council has been urged to take bank bosses to task over plans to scrap branches at Dyce and Bridge of Don.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has sparked fury by announcing the closure of 18 buildings across the north and north-east.
City councillors, Gill Samarai and Neil MacGregor, have both written to the banking giant demanding that chiefs reconsider the unpopular move.
And Councillor Samarai has submitted an emergency motion to a council meeting this week, asking the local authority to seek intervention from the UK Government.
She said: “This is a very poor decision by RBS that will, I believe, significantly impact people and businesses across my ward.
“The suggestion that people should go all the way into the city centre or to Inverurie to access in-bank services is ridiculous.
“People who live nearby rely on being able to get to a bank, and having to travel so far could be a real struggle for them.”
Fellow Dyce member, Mr MacGregor, added: “I hope that RBS will agree to meet us and hear the concerns there are about their proposed closure.”
The branches on Burnside Road in Dyce and Ellon Road at Bridge of Don are among 62 across Scotland facing the chop.
Banks in Ellon, Huntly, Dyce, Banff and Turriff are also scheduled to close.
RBS has said it will be rolling out a wider mobile banking service, with a timetable to follow in “due course”.