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Calls for legislation to stop banks closing 'last branch in town'

A group of MPs have called for legislation to stop banks leaving Scottish towns without a single branch.
A report from Westminster's Scottish Affairs Committee wants the UK government to seek commitment from banks that they will not close "the last branch in town".
If they refuse, legislation should be introduced to stop them, they said.
In the last eight years, Scotland has lost about a third - 610 - of its total number of bank branches.
The committee has been holding an inquiry into access to financial services in Scotland and has previously issued warnings over the number of branch closures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49502252
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