Belfast Telegraph

Danske Bank to close two branches in Northern Ireland

By Claire Williamson

Danske Bank has announced the closure of two of its branches.

The branches at Antrim Road and Connswater will close and merge with its flagship branch at Donegall Square West in the city centre.

The branches will close on April 21, 2017.

Richard Caldwell, Danske Bank’s Managing Director of Personal Banking & Small Business said the way customers use banks have changed "significantly" in recent years.

He said: "Many are now choosing to use different ways to bank, such as mobile or online banking.

"As a business, we must respond to these changes, therefore priorities for investment will adapt and change.  While this can mean investing in upgrading or relocating a branch, sometimes it is necessary to close branches. We do not take such decisions lightly. 

“I have written to our customers of Antrim Road and Connswater branches to assure them that we remain committed to continuing to meet their banking needs and to inform them about the many different ways to bank today.

"Over the coming weeks we will be organising customer support sessions for any customers needing further guidance, but I would encourage any customers concerned about the move to speak to any member of the branch team. 

"We will do everything we can to help them.”

Danske Bank have said there will be no compulsory redundancies as a result of the branch closures.

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