by Gayathri Kanagasundaram
Yorkshire Bank in Armley will close along with 27 other branches nationwide, the company announced today.
All four staff at the Armley branch will be relocated to the existing Yorkshire Bank in Town Street, Bramley.
The branch has been declared as one of the 28 “unsustainable branches” around the country which will be closing down as a result of a shake-up of Yorkshire Bank’s businesses.
The bank has announced that the use of these ‘unsustainable branches’ had fallen by 30 per cent due to the rise of internet and mobile banking.
David Thorburn, chief executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank said: “There’s a lot of positive change being driven forward for our customers and there needs to be more as we build a better bank. Here 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 in to 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.”
The branch will close on July 22 with all customer accounts transferring to Bramley.