A leading supermarket in Ballybofey has moved to reassure customers that they will not be left without banking services after AIB’s announcement that they are to turn a number of local branches into cashless banks.
Up to 70 AIB banks across the country, including a number in Donegal, will cease to offer a number of cash services for customers from September.
The nearest AIB bank to the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar offering cash services will be Letterkenny leading to fears that local customers will not be able to bank locally.
However, Doherty’s Costcutter in Ballybofey have said their in-house An Post branch will be able to still carry out the bulk of banking transactions which people feared they might lose.
The store also houses an ATM machine which people can use to withdraw cash free of charge.
Manager of Doherty’s Coster, Colin Harrison, said he simply wanted to reassure people that they will not be left high and dry come September.
He said “There are many disappointed people in the Twin Towns who now have to travel to their nearest branch which is Letterkenny.
“However what many people don’t realise is that most of their AIB banking can be done at An Post which we have in our store.
“Many people also asking about ATMs in the town which once again we have one in the store which people can use free of charge.
“We want to let people know, especially your elderly customers, that they do not have to make the journey to AIB in Letterkenny every time they have some sort of banking issue as many can be done in the post office.
“We just want people to know that this is not the end of the world and that they still have many options and in fact, can still do most all of their banking business here at the An Post outlet in our store.”