RBS chiefs have revealed the bank has spent more on one year of rugby sponsorship than it hopes to save by axing 62 branches across Scotland.
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RBS has slashed its network of branches by 70% in the past five years, according to new figures submitted to Westminster’s Scottish affairs committee.
Plans to axe more than 60 RBS branches across Scotland have been condemned as “absolutely sickening” by Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil.
A meeting between north-east Conservatives and a Treasury minister on RBS bank closures was scuppered by the cabinet reshuffle.
A north-east MP has hit back at claims he has been “silent” over the closure of two banks.
Councillors battling to save two north-east banks are hoping to buy shares in RBS so they can put their case directly to the board.
A community has said it feels “left out in the cold” after the closure of their RBS branch earlier this year.
Conservative MP Andrew Bowie said RBS should be ashamed.
An early day motion to halt rural bank closures will be tabled in the Commons by Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Jamie Stone.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today backed the Press and Journal’s Save Our Banks campaign.
RBS has denied using misleading figures to justify hundreds of bank closures across the UK and 62 in Scotland.
Red-faced bank bosses had to set the record straight yesterday after a politician was wrongly informed that a village which is losing its bank would also lose its ATM.
The fight to save two north-east banks is gathering momentum, according to the organisers of the twin petitions.
RBS was told by MSPs yesterday that it had a "duty" to continue to serve communities which helped bail out the banks in their hour of need.
Royal Bank of Scotland paid £16million in bonuses to executives last year – almost twice the amount it will make from selling off branches in many parts of the country.
People in a north-east town will take to the streets this week to fight the closure of the community’s bank.
A banker-turned-councillor is backing a north-east town’s bid to persuade his former bosses not to close its branch.
RBS bosses face a grilling by MPs over scores of planned bank closures.
Banks were under fire in Holyrood yesterday for “totally deserting rural communities” and leaving remote customers facing journeys of more than an hour to their nearest branch.