Ulster Bank customers in Irvinestown are to be offered a mobile banking service once the branch closes next summer.
Irvinestown is one of 11 branch closures announced by Ulster Bank earlier this month, a move they say is due to more of its customers opting to avail of digital banking services.
The move will reduce Ulster Bank’s total number of branches to 44 with just two remaining in Fermanagh – in Enniskillen and Lisnaskea.
The Irvinestown branch will close next June and Ulster Bank will be contacting customers individually over the coming weeks with details of alternatives such as the post office.
Unlike Belleek which saw the closure of the last bank in town in March, Irvinestown will still be served by a Danske Bank branch.
DUP Erne North Cllr Raymond Farrell says he has been informed in writing of Ulster Bank’s intention to provide a mobile bank service one day a week after the proposed closure in June.
The bank has also pointed out that Irvinestown Post Office will be available for customers to lodge and dispense money.
A specialist team of staff will also be available to support customers with training in digital skills until the proposed closure. A fact sheet is being made available to customers next month outlining details of the closure and the steps to be taken in the run up to this and thereafter.
Cllr Farrell said: “I remain deeply unhappy about this closure and am still keen to meet face to face with Ulster Bank. They do not appear keen to meet but I will continue the fight for my constituents.”
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