An Aberdeen MSP will meet top bank bosses this week amid growing concerns over reductions in branch opening hours.
The meeting was organised by Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald after it was announced that the TSB branches in Dyce and Bucksburn were to have their opening hours slashed.
The Dyce branch will now only open three days a week – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – while the Bucksburn branch will operate on Tuesday and Thursdays, with opening hours from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
No jobs will be lost.
The move comes after an 8% reduction in customer usage was recorded in the Dyce branch, along with 7% at the Bucksburn site.
Mr McDonald said: “I am disappointed local residents were not consulted before reduced operating hours were introduced.
“Feedback from the community might have allowed for mutually convenient opening times, to best suit their needs, to be put in place.
“I have scheduled a meeting with the TSB’s area director for north-east Scotland and their senior public affairs manager this week and I will be seeking assurances regarding the long-term future of both branches in my constituency.”
Other branches affected by reduced hours of operation are Torry, Kincorth, Culter, Dyce, Bucksburn, Aboyne, Alford and Banchory.
The TSB bank on Holburn Street in Aberdeen will also close.
A TSB spokesman said: “We are looking forward to meeting Mr McDonald so we can fully explain our thinking behind these planned changes.
“We are currently writing to those customers of the branches impacted by the announcement so we can help them through these changes.”