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Building society prepares to be last branch standing

WITH just over a week until the Bank of Scotland shuts its Lockerbie branch, staff at the Cumberland Building Society are preparing to take on the mantle as the last bank in town.

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By Ben Murray
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Building society prepares to be last branch standing

And this week they held an open event with the team outlining how they can help new customers with accounts.

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell dropped in too to find out more about operations at the three-day-a-week High Street office.

He also had a meeting with cluster branch manager Ryan McCubbin.

The MP said: “I’m grateful to the Cumberland for their commitment to keep an office in Lockerbie as long as it remains viable to do so and believe that it provides a convenient alternative option for local people who prefer face-to-face banking.

“Although a building society, the Cumberland offers the full range of services, including digital banking that would be available at branches of large national and international banks. They currently see a good future for their Lockerbie branch although that, of course, depends on customer support.”

Mr Mundell also pointed out that certain other banking facilities remain available at Post Office branches.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS . . . MP David Mundell met staff at the Lockerbie branch of the Cumberland Building Society as the local Bank of Scotland prepares to close for good.
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