Local MP contacts Santander over Milngavie branch closure

Following the announcement that the Santander branch on Main St in Milngavie is to close in November 2018, local MP Jo Swinson has written to Santander officials to request a copy of the full impact assessment the bank carried out.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I am disappointed that Santander have taken the decision to close the Milngavie branch. The nearest alternative is more than five miles away, which would mean a ten-mile round trip for customers who live in Milngavie.

“According to the bank’s own impact assessment, less than half of customers who use the Santander in Milngavie use an alternate branch, so this closure will clearly have a big impact on the majority of customers at the Milngavie store.

“The impact assessment that Santander have released is very minimal, and it’s not even clear whether a more detailed assessment was carried out. Residents affected by the closure deserve to know more, and I have written to Santander officials requesting that a copy of the complete impact assessment is made publicly available.”

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