Clydesdale closes branches in Cupar and Kinross

The Clydesdale Bank branch in St Catherine Street, Cupar
The Clydesdale Bank branch in St Catherine Street, Cupar
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The Cupar and Kinross branches of the Clydesdale Bank are to shut their doors by the end of the year, it’s been confirmed.

The branches are among 28 - including Kirkcaldy - that have been deemed ‘unsustainable’ .

Bank bosses have however pledged that frontline jobs will be protected, while any displaced branch managers will be given support.

The closures are part of a major overhaul which will see £45m sunk into customer improvements, including new posts at its busiest branches and six new flagship outlets opened in major cities.

David Thorburn, chief executive of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, said: ‘We are making a significant investment to meet the changing needs of customers now and in the future.

“But to deliver what are fundamentally necessary changes, we have to face difficult decisions.

“No branch closure is welcomed by customers or staff, I understand that, which is why we are working to minimise the effects these changes have on them.”