Two Danske Bank branches to close

Two Danske Bank branches to close

Danske Bank has announced that it is set to close two Co Londonderry branches later this year although the bank has confirmed there will be no job losses.

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.Disappointed to hear that the Maghera branch of Danske Bank is closing; Locals will have to travel to Magherafelt. Thankfully no job losses— Sandra Overend (@over2sandra) August 15, 2014Tony 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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