TROON'S new banking hub is set to be formally opened this weekend.

Troon’s Banking Hub, at 11 Ayr Street, is a shared banking space offering a counter service operated by the Post Office, where customers of all major banks and building societies can carry out regular cash transactions, Monday to Friday.

The hub also offers a Community Banker service where customers can talk to their own banking provider about more complicated issues.

The community bankers will work on rotation, with a different bank or building society available on each day of the week.

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Dr Philippa Whitford MP and Siobhian Brown MSP will open the new hub at 12.30pm on Friday, May 19.

Ross Borkett, head of banking at Post Office, said: “I am delighted that Troon Banking Hub has opened ahead of the busy summer period.

"We are proud to be taking a leading role in the delivery of Banking Hubs in partnership with Cash Access UK, and I want to specifically thank the Postmaster who will be running the hub in Troon, ensuring local businesses will have somewhere convenient to deposit their cash takings to maximise the time they spend trading.

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"Operating this banking hub, with more to come later this year, continues the expansion of our role in safeguarding a secure and sustainable future for cash through our continued partnership with the banking industry.”

The banking hub timetable for customers will be as follows:

  • Monday – RBS
  • Tuesday – Bank of Scotland
  • Wednesday – Santander
  • Thursday – Virgin Money
  • Friday – plans to be announced in the coming weeks

Banking hubs are being created across the UK and are funded and supported by 10 major high street banking providers: Bank of Ireland UK, Barclays Bank UK PLC, Danske Bank, HSBC UK Bank plc, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest Group plc, Santander UK plc, TSB Bank plc and Virgin Money.