Ulster Bank’s mobile branch visited Tandragee and Newtownhamilton on Monday in a trial run ahead of a roll-out of the service to be announced next week.
Both towns had been affected by the decision by Ulster Bank to close their branches and councillors had lobbied hard for some measures to mitigate the closures.
Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA and his DUP colleague Councillor Gareth Wilson welcomed the news.
Said Mr Irwin, “ I know it will not have the full range of facilities of an actual branch, but nonetheless, it will be a very welcome facility for everyone in the area.”
Cllr. Gareth Wilson added, “This is important news and I am relieved that Ulster Bank have taken this unique step in order to assist local people with their banking and also provide advice to customers affected by the branch closures.
“There now exists a large area from Newry to Portadown without any physical bank branch and this mobile facility will be a useful addition in light of the current lack of banking services and I would encourage people to make full use of the facility in the coming weeks.”