RBS officials have confirmed that they will attend a meeting with community representatives organised by the Scottish Conservatives in Comrie on the 23rd of February.
Liz Smith MSP, Luke Graham MP and Cllr Roz McCall will be joined by RBS officials as they attempt to answer questions regarding the future of the Comrie branch.
Yesterday, RBS confirmed that the Comrie branch alongside nine others in Scotland would be given a reprieve until the end of 2018. As part of this stay of execution RBS will monitor branch usage and new business in order to test its sustainability.
Commenting Liz Smith MSP said:
“It is a welcome change of heart from RBS that their officers are now prepared to engage with local people to discuss the widespread concerns about the devastating impact that branch closures would have especially in rural areas where there are no easy alternatives.
“Luke Graham MP, Cllr Roz McCall and I will meet with RBS and members of the local community in Comrie on 23rd February to discuss matters in detail and to demand answers to the questions rightly being posed by the community.
“Until now, the RBS approach has been to draw the shutters and wait for the public relations storm to pass. This cannot go on. In bailing out of local communities, RBS has let down the very people who supported the bank in their darkest hour. At the very least, customers deserve dialogue and transparency from those who have designs on closing their local branch.”