Mid Ulster branches hit by Bank of Ireland closures

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Bank of Ireland branches in Draperstown and Maghera are to close, the company has announced today, Wednesday.

The Mid Ulster outlets are among eight across Northern Ireland which will be affected by the move.

It is understood affected staff will be able to transfer, redeploy or relocate to other roles within the organisation or apply for voluntary redundancy.

Sean Sheehan, Regional Director, NI Consumer & Small Business, Bank of Ireland UK, said: “The decision to close branches is not taken lightly, and we understand that it will be disappointing for those customers who use them.

“A key priority will be to ensure customers understand the alternative arrangements available, and to maintain continuity of customer service.

“We are responding to the continuing shift in customer behaviour towards increased use of digital and online channels, and the changes announced today will put us in the best position to continue to support our customers’ changing needs and grow our business in the future.”

The other branches due to close are Castlereagh, Antrim, Belleek, Castlederg, Newtownards, and Donegall Square South in Belfast.