John Lamont MP is pleased with the addition of a new cash machine in Duns

A new free-to-use cash point has been secured in Duns, thanks to the efforts of the local Post Office team. Naeem Younus, the business owner, was praised by John Lamont for his contribution to providing access to cash services for the community. More cash machines like this are needed, with Lamont calling for big banks to establish more locations for their loyal customers.

The importance of quick and easy access to cash for Borders residents, especially older and vulnerable individuals, has been emphasized. Lamont is dedicated to advocating for more local banking services in order to meet the needs of the community.

Following the announcement of branch closures by Bank of Scotland, including one in Duns, Lamont launched a campaign to save local banks, condemning the decision as a betrayal of loyal customers. He also joined the UK-wide ‘Save Our Banks’ campaign initiated by Sarah Dines MP, which aims to address the far-reaching consequences of bank closures on various sectors of the community.

Naeem Younus expressed his pleasure in providing the new cash point as a resource for his customers, thanking John Lamont for his support in making it happen.