A local councillor is to meet banking bosses later this week in a “last-ditch effort” to prevent the closure of a flagship Dundee branch.
West End councillor Fraser Macpherson will discuss the closure of the Bank of Scotland branch on the Nethergate with a senior official from parent firm Lloyds Banking Group.
The Liberal Democrat representative has said he will urge the official to reconsider the decision made in November to close the branch next month.
Mr Macpherson said: “I have been in correspondence with Lloyds Banking Group to try to get a rethink from the bank over its decision to close the major Nethergate branch.
“This is a major, flagship and modern branch of the Bank of Scotland. Its loss would be a real blow.”
The closure of the Bank of Scotland would be the end of major bank branches in the Perth Road shopping area.
The stretch from the Marketgait Sinderins once also boasted a Clydesdale Bank, a Royal Bank of Scotland and a TSB.
Mr Macpherson added: “I simply do not buy the argument that there is no demand for local banking services. Not every customer wishes to bank by telephone or online and there is a real need to maintain a decent footprint of branches locally.”