The disappointing decision by RBS to close its Montrose premises is yet another blow to the high street and to customers who rely on personal banking.
These are unacceptable closures as they signify a withdrawal from Angus and to many communities across Scotland.
RBS has refused to rule out more closures as they develop online services and have suggested customer to travel to Arbroath. For those who are unable to use these online services or access the broadband speeds required, this announcement will be little consolation.
What RBS fail to appreciate is that, with declining local bus routes, it is not as simple as just nipping through to Arbroath and there is no firm commitment, from RBS, that Arbroath would not be up for closure further down the line.
My constituents, who are not all RBS customers, have told me they are unhappy that bank branches are continually vanishing from their towns.
I would ask anyone who is concerned by the RBS decision to sign the petition I have launched.