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Access to Financial Services inquiry

Inquiry

The Committee will look at the following issues:

  • What challenges are there to accessing financial services in Scotland?
  • What impact have recent bank branch closures, and the changes in ATM
    funding, had on access to financial services in Scotland?
  • How practical are alternative methods of accessing financial services,
    such as online banking or mobile branch banking?
  • What impact has reductions to the interchange fee had in Scotland?
  • How effective is the Financial Inclusion Programme, at ensuring access to cash
    is available in more remote areas?
  • How effective have financial services regulators been, in ensuring
    continued access to financial services in Scotland?

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Access to cash in Scotland: Government Response to the Committee’s Tenth Report, Session 2017–19
Inquiry Access to Financial Services inquiry
HC 294
Report
10th Report - Access to cash in Scotland
Inquiry Access to Financial Services inquiry
HC 1996
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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12 June 2019
Inquiry Access to Financial Services inquiry
Witnesses Martin Kearsley, Banking Director, Tracy Marshall, Network Development Director, Post OfficeJohn Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, David Raw, Deputy Director Banking and Credit, UK Government
Oral Evidence
1 May 2019
Inquiry Access to Financial Services inquiry
Witnesses Chris Hemsley, Co-Managing Director, Payment Systems Regulator, Matthew Cherry, Chief Economist Payment Systems Regulator, Dave Pickering, Chief Executive, Lending Standards Board, Liz Thompson, Head of Compliance, LSB
Oral Evidence
30 April 2019
Inquiry Access to Financial Services inquiry
Witnesses Susan Allen, Head of Retail and Business Banking, Santander, Ricky Diggins, Network Director, Bank of Scotland, Carol Anderson, Scotland Distribution Director, TSB, Simon Watson, Managing Director, Personal Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
Oral Evidence
Hannah Gell (AFS0045)
NoteMachine (AFS0036)
LINK Scheme (AFS0029)

Other publications

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Contact us

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