Motion Amendment

Rural Bank Closures - Amendment 1

Rural Bank Closures - Amendment 1
Leave out all after ‘Office’ and insert: ‘, particularly given the limitations of broadband and mobile internet provision in rural areas; believes that the provision of accessible banking is an integral part of social inclusion, with a particular impact on the elderly; notes the negative economic impact bank closures have on small businesses and on future investment opportunities; calls on the Minister for the Economy to intervene meaningfully and encourage the banking sector to maintain a strong network of rural bank branches and to safeguard the existing bank branches within these communities from closure; and further calls on the Minister to commit to investing in identifying and addressing the problem of rural areas where no, or no worthwhile, broadband and mobile provision can be received.’
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