Locals urged to use local post offices after Dalkeith bank closes

With Santander’s Dalkeith branch closing its doors for good last week, locals have been reminded that alternative banking provision is available at local post office branches.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 7:00 am
Stock photo of the post office in Woodburn.

The branches at 67-71 High Street, 2A Woodburn Avenue and 6 Mayfield Place offer banking services - including deposits, free cash withdrawals and balance checks – as well as offering face-to-face access to government services, bill payment, foreign currency and travel insurance.

A spokesperson for The National Federation of SubPostmasters said: "Post offices are proving vital to retaining people’s and business’s access to cash as the banks continue to desert the high street in order to cut costs and increase their profits. Every post office plays a vital role within their community.”