A number of bank branch closures have been announced across Brecon and Radnorshire, and this will be understandably unsettling for those who use these branches on a regular basis.
Many people in Brecon and Radnorshire rely on free withdrawals and deposits of cash in our towns and villages. The ability to make deposits is vital for the elderly and most vulnerable in our community who frequently use cash as their choice of payment, as well as to small businesses and their ability to take cash.
Whilst it is important to recognise that banking is changing, banks now need to work with customers to make them aware of new ways in which to access their cash, and I will be meeting with them in order to emphasise the importance of this. Rather than promise false hope about retaining branches, I will be working to ensure nobody is left behind.
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