Residents holding accounts with Clydebank Municipal Bank are being reminded to contact the bank.

Some account holders have made alternative banking arrangements, but remaining account holders are asked to contact the bank as a matter of urgency.

The bank is also advising customers to change standing orders paid into, or from, Municipal Bank accounts to ensure they are made to alternative bank accounts.

The closure of the bank will see the end of an account held within the bank used to support local charities. Four charities within West Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from a share of £20,000 thanks to contributions made by generous council employees through a salary deduction scheme since 1952, helping many local charities over the years.

The four charities benefiting in a share of the £20,000 are Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels and Clydebank Women’s Aid, Food For Thought and Dumbarton District Women’s Aid.

Councillor Michelle McGinty, vice convener of corporate services, said: “I would encourage people to check with friends and family to see if they have an account, even one they haven’t used in a while, and remind them to make contact and close it down. Our employees are available to help, so if you or a family member has an account, please contact us now.”

Further information and frequently asked questions are available at

Customers can contact the bank staff Monday to Friday between 10am-1pm and 2pm-3pm on 01389 738682 or 07557 327731 for help to close their account. Money in accounts not closed by March 31 will be held by the bank and customers will need to submit an application for payment of unclaimed balances.