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Ulsterbank announces five closures in Cavan region

Story by Seamus Enright

Wednesday, 16th January, 2013 1:03pm

Ulsterbank announces five closures in Cavan region

Five of the 20 proposed branch and sub-office closures announced by Ulsterbank last month will affect the Cavan region.

Bank branches in Belturbet, Killeshandra and Kilnaleck are to close, while Ulsterbank have confirmed that sub-offices in Swanlinbar and Carrigallen on the Cavan-Leitrim border will also shut.

In a statement to The Anglo-Celt, Ulsterbank confirmed that as part of its branch footprint review;

- Killeshandra will close with accounts transferring to Arva

- Kilnaleck will close with accounts transferring to Ballyjamesduff

- Belturbet will close with accounts transferring to Ballyconnell

- Sub offices in Swanlinbar and Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim will be affected.

Meanwhile, Castlepollard Ulsterbank branch will also close with accounts transferring to Mullingar.

Ulsterbank have said they will be "contacting customers of these branches to inform them of alternative branch locations in their area. We are communicating directly with staff in those branches and there will be no additional job losses as a result of this announcement."

Ulster Bank, which has 146 outlets in the Republic of Ireland and 90 outlets in the North is to close in the region of 20 branches this year across the whole of the country as part of a major service review by the bank.

Ulster Bank are to close 20 branches this year across the whole of the country as part of a service review by the bank.

Last year Ulster Bank announced it would be seeking 950 redundancies from its 6,000 strong workforce in Ireland, with 500 of those earmarked for the bank's retail division.

Ulster Bank serves around 1.9 million personal and business customers through 236 outlets and has a business banking presence in every county, including Ballyconnell, Ballyjamesduff, Belturbet, Cavan Town, Cootehill, Killeshandra and Kilnaleck in this county.

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