Banking reprieve for Kilmallock

Confirmation that AIB has reversed its controversial decision to make its branch in Kilmallock cashless has been warmly welcomed. AIB had been due to introduce hugely reduced services at 70 branches nationwide from as early as September.
Announcing, a U-turn “after public unease,” a bank spokesperson said: “It was in the context of an evolving banking environment and the opportunity to enhance its long-standing relationship with An Post that AIB took the decision to remove cash services from 70 of its branches. However, recognising the customer and public unease that this has caused, AIB has decided not to proceed with the proposed changes to its bank services.”
If implemented, the plan would have meant that notes, coins, cheques, foreign exchange and bank drafts would not be available in affected branches, and ATMs out-side of them would also have been removed.
Late last year, Bank of Ireland closed county branches in Bruff, Abbey-feale, Askeaton, and Rathkeale, along with Caherdavin, Roxboro and University of Limerick in the city.