Consumer Council advises affected Danske Bank consumers to check that their bank arrangements

in Money Affairs

Danske Bank to close two branches in Belfast - Antrim Road and Connswater.

Following the announcement by Danske Bank that they will close their Antrim Road and Connswater branches and transfer affected consumers to their Donegall Square West branch on the 21 April 2017, the Consumer Council encourages affected consumers to speak with Danske Bank and check that the revised arrangements will continue to meet their needs.

Speaking about the announcement John French, Chief Executive of the Consumer Council said: “Since 2010, we have seen around 30% of bank branches close in Northern Ireland. Following the announcement today, we would encourage affected consumers to speak directly with Danske Bank to ensure the new arrangements match their individual needs.

“We would always recommend to consumers that they proactively manage their banking arrangements. Many consumers are now choosing to use different ways to bank, such as mobile or online banking, and at times, this may mean they need to switch bank accounts and/or provider. Switching bank accounts is quick and hassle-free. Consumers can get a copy of our guide to switching their bank account at www.consumercouncil.org.uk, by contacting us on 0800 121 6022 or via facebook and twitter.”

The Consumer Council also has a ‘Bank Branch Closure’ factsheet which is available to download at www.consumercouncil.org.uk or by calling 0800 121 6022.

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