Personal Finances
Stacey
15th February 2019

The Consumer Council urge Danske Bank customers to review arrangements in advance of bank closures on Lisburn Road and Bangor

Danske Bank have today announced the closure of two of their bank branches - Lisburn Road, Belfast and Main Street, Bangor on 24 May 2019. In light of this, The Consumer Council is urging all affected customers to take time now to check that the new arrangements will meet their banking needs.

Scott Kennerley, Director of Financial Services, said; “Whilst some consumers are comfortable accessing banking services via the internet, through apps, and over the phone; it is important to remember there are still many people, and small businesses, who continue to rely on face-to-face banking services. Before these latest closures we would advise customers to liaise with the branch and discuss their banking needs and alternative options available.

“If visiting a branch is still important to you, there might be alternative banking options available in your area, including accessing banking services at the Post Office. See our financial services maps available on our website www.consumercouncil.org.uk said Scott.

These latest announcements bring the total number of bank branch closures to 154 since 2010 in Northern Ireland.

To help all consumers cope with the changing landscape of banking facilities, The Consumer Council has produced a range of materials including a branch closure factsheet, a personal banking guide, a guide to switching banks, and a current account comparison table.

All of these are available free of charge by contacting The Consumer Council on 0800 121 6022 or by email [email protected] Alternatively they can be downloaded from www.consumercouncil.org.uk