East Londonderry DUP Assembly member George Robinson has had a meeting with senior Ulsterbank officials regarding the closure of Dungiven and Portrush branches next year.
“With the announcement of the closure of these Branches I had been contacted seeking clarification about future plans. As a result, I then requested the meeting seeking clarification about plans surrounding the closures.
I met, accompanied by my colleague Cllr Mark Fielding, with the Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager along with the Area manager of Ulsterbank Ltd and had a positive meeting. I was reassured that measures are being put in place to ensure that there are no compulsory staff redundancies and relocation for all other staff undertaken.
For customers, the bank is putting in place measures that will ensure assistance is available to all customers before and after closure of the branches. Portrush will retain the ATM machine which I welcome for Northern Irelands premier resort; and in Dungiven a community banker will be available to assist customers with all their needs, a mobile bank will be in Dungiven every week on a day and time to be determined, and staff in the branches will be able to advise on all aspects concerning closures.
I asked specifically about the Limavady branch and was informed that customers from Dungiven are very welcome to attend the branch.
Any customer who has any concerns please call into the Ulsterbank in Dungiven, Limavady, Coleraine or Portrush and the staff will be more than happy to address your concerns” concluded Mr Robinson.