Published Friday, 15 August 2014
Danske Bank branches in Maghera and Dungiven are to close later this year. (© Pacemaker)
Branches in Dungiven and Maghera will close and will merge with the bank's Limavady and Magherafelt branches respectively.
The branches will merge on 15 November 2014 and staff will be relocated to other roles within the bank.
Tony Wilcox, Danske Bank's Managing Director of Personal Banking, pointed to an increase in digital banking methods as the reason for the closures.
"Consumer behaviour in an increasingly digital world is changing the face of traditional banking. Customers now visit branches less frequently and many are using other convenient ways to bank," he said.
"To keep pace with these changes, we continue to increase our investment in alternative banking channels such as telephone banking, online banking and mobile banking.
"I fully understand that this news may be disappointing for our customers, but I can assure them that Danske Bank remains committed to continuing to meet their banking needs.
"I have written to all of our Dungiven and Maghera branch customers to assure them of this commitment.
"Our 'real time' banking between branches means that our customers can use any branch of Danske Bank in Northern Ireland as their own. They will be made welcome wherever, and however, they wish to use our branch network".
Customers have been informed that their existing sort codes and account numbers will not change.
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