The Tain TSB is still planning to close its doors next month, despite all the hardship caused by Coronavirus.
The story so far...
On 14 April, I wrote to TSB asking them to discuss their planned closure of the Tain branch. I wanted to know if they would consider cancelling all planned closures until further notice – just as Clydesdale bank has agreed to do. TSB ignored the offer of a meeting and committed to closing their branch in Tain.
Following the response from TSB on 24 April, I reached out to the Treasury seeking clarification on what the Conservative Government are doing to support banks in rural communities. The answers have now been published - you can read them here!. In response to my questions, John Glenn MP – Minister for financial inclusion – stressed the importance of online banking and using the Post Office
Responding to these disappointing responses, I then tabled a Parliamentary motion on the topic to raise awareness about TSB’s decision and put pressure on them. Still, TSB refused to budge.
Now many of us are closing our accounts in protest - Michael Baird from Bonar Bridge did so after having account with TSB after 72 years!
It is time to coordinate our efforts in one last push to save TSB in Tain.
Sign the petition at the bottom of this page and I will put your name on the below letter. I will send it to TSB and cc in the Chancellor, so they know the strength of our feeling.