Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said the planned closure of eleven Ulster bank branches in the north will hit rural areas particularly hard.
The East Derry MLA said:
“News that Ulster Bank is planning to close eleven of its branches across the north including in Portrush and Dungiven will come as a shock to many.
“Bank branches provide a key service in many local communities for both small businesses and personal banking customers.
“The loss of these branches will be particularly keenly felt in rural areas with people having to travel longer distances to access a bank.
“The news will also come as a blow to bank staff who will be facing an uncertain future following this announcement.”