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Isle of Man 'dictated to' by Jersey and UK, says former CM

Donald Gelling criticises decision to close bank branches

A former Chief Minister of the Isle of Man says he feels very 'uneasy' about the decision to close two branches of Isle of Man Bank.

Donald Gelling has criticised the move, stating that the Island is being 'dictated to' by the UK and Jersey.

The bank, which is owned by RBS International, announced its Peel and Castletown branches will shut in January 2021.

Speaking on the Mannin Line, Mr Gelling also expressed concern that customers found out through the media, rather than directly from the bank:

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