AIB U-turns on plan to make 70 branches cashless after ‘public unease’

Bank had earlier been rebuked by Taoiseach Micheál Martin for the decision

AIB said it had reversed its decision ‘recognising the customer and public unease that this has caused’. Picture: RollingNews

AIB has U-turned on its decision to withdraw cash services from 70 of its 170 branches around Ireland following intense political pressure including a public rebuke from Taoiseach Micheál Martin.

In a statement today the bank said it had decided not to proceed with the proposed changes “recognising the customer and public unease” the move had caused.

AIB said it had initially decided to remove cash services from the branches due to a decline in ...