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IoM Bank rejects calls for delay to Castletown branch closure

Campaigner met with Island manager to suggest alternatives

A campaigner calling for a delay to the closure of Castletown's Isle of Man Bank branch by a month says he's disappointed the business rejected his plea.

Former commissioner Alwyn Collister submitted a petition to the company after it announced it would be shutting the facility on 7 January next year.

He's since met with Island manager Stuart Chivers, who confirmed the decision was taken on Island, not by bosses in Jersey.

However, Mr Collister said the meeting didn't change the bank's mind: