Bank branch to close in Pontefract as part of restructure

Pontefract's branch of Yorkshire Bank will close its door as part of a huge cull that could see hundreds of jobs being lost.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 9:12 am
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 9:13 am
Yorkshire Bank in Pontefract.

Virgin Money, which has merged with the old Clydesdale Yorkshire Bank Group, will axe the Ropergate branch, along with banks in Brighouse, Wombwell, Bridlington, Morley and Harehills in Leeds.

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The bank said these branches were selected for closure as a result of lower usage.

However, more than 140 jobs are also expected to be lost with the closure of the Merrion Way office in Leeds s the group restructures the firm around two major hubs in Glasgow and Gosforth, near Newcastle