RBS slammed over ‘ridiculous’ plans to remove busy Dundee cash machine

Plans to remove one of the busiest cash machines in Dundee’s West End have been branded “ridiculous”.

The RBS ATM on Perth Road

RBS has lodged a planning application to shut the bank’s ATM at 260 Perth Road, the site of a former branch that closed in 2014.

It is understood RBS does not own the building in which the cash point is housed but had previously promised to retain the facility.

There are three other cash machines nearby – at the Spar supermarket, the Post Office and at Premier Stores – but none are run by a bank.

Peter Menzies, chairman of West End Community Council, said locals rely on the heavily-used cash machine.

He said: “We are totally against this. It’s ridiculous.

“We can’t just have banks ignoring their obligations to customers and closing them whenever it suits.

“It would be foolish to rely on third party ATMs as they aren’t necessarily always going to be free to use and they come and go often. It’s very frustrating and we’ll be doing everything we can to prevent it.”

West End councillor Fraser Macpherson said RBS promised it would not close the ATM when the branch closed.

RBS was approached for comment but had not replied at the time of going to press.