Banks should be banned from leaving Scottish towns without branches, according to a new report which highlights the impact of closures in the north and north-east.
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Campaigners have vowed to battle plans to close three banks in the Moray region.
The battle to save two of Moray's banks from closure will now reach London, as the region's MP takes the cause to Westminster.
Campaigners in Lossiemouth have vowed to take the fight to save their last bank to Westminster.
Two Moray communities fighting against the potential closure of their banks will find out if they have been successful "within days".
Customers of closure-threatened RBS branches in rural communities will have the chance to help save their banks from next month.
The Royal Bank of Scotland is to suspend its mobile bank van service on the Isle of Barra because of low usage, lack of ferry capacity and local hostility towards staff on some occasions.
A guarantee that 221 cash machines in remote communities in Scotland are safe from closure will only last for four years – and many could still be axed before then.
A group of councillors battling to save their local banks took their fight to Royal Bank of Scotland’s door yesterday.
Labour has called for the UK Government to “stop dancing” around the planned closures of dozens of RBS branches.
MSPs have been warned that all 10 rural branches of RBS that were “saved” from closure could still be shut down before the end of the year.
The Treasury is expected to sell off £3billion of RBS shares as early as this week.
The UK Government must pressure RBS to halt plans to axe more than 50 branches in Scotland, Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee has demanded.
Senior politicians across the north of Scotland last night insisted the UK Government must now step in and force RBS to halt their controversial axing of branches following the publication of the Scottish Affairs Committee’s report.
The threat to thousands of rural cash machines will be investigated by MPs next week.
Three petitions against RBS bank closures in the Highlands has been lodged at Westminster.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan has been accused of showing “contempt” for customers after brushing off MPs’ appeals to reconsider closures.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan will be be grilled by MPs today over the decision to close one in three of Scotland’s RBS branches.
The Scottish Parliament will host a meeting today to scrutinise the closures of banks in the north-east.
A Skye man’s complaint of being turned away from an under threat RBS branch when trying to open new bank accounts has been raised at Prime Minister’s Questions.
The chief executive of RBS has been told to appear before MPs to answer questions on closure plans.
Campaigners have pledged to hold a day of action across the country as they battle to stop RBS from axing 62 branches.
Campaigners battling to avert the closure of two north-east banks have said a decision to keep 10 branches open across Scotland has “galvanised” support.
A call for RBS chief executive Ross McEwan to be summoned to No 10 and ordered to rethink bank closures has been made at Prime Minister's Questions.
RBS has offered 10 at-risk branches a reprieve - but warned customers must use them, or risk losing them for good.
RBS has reversed a decision to close four bank branches in the north of Scotland.
Disgruntled RBS customers should vote with their feet and leave the bank, according to Gordon MP Colin Clark.
Fears have been raised over a possible reduction in free cash machines due to plans to pay operators less money.
By closing branches and replacing some with mobile banking vans, which do not provide disability access, the Royal Bank of Scotland appears to be in breach of the UK Equality Act, the SNP Westminster leader has claimed.
The Scottish Conservatives have held talks with the Treasury minister to discuss concerns about RBS bank closures.
The boss of RBS has admitted the closure of 62 branches across Scotland will be “painful” for hundreds of people.
Scottish Conservatives are set for crisis talks with a Treasury minister over plans by taxpayer-owned RBS to axe dozens of bank branches.