Maebh Gallagher, Ulster Bank's community banker for the local region.

Bank on wheels service

THREE new stops have been added to Ulster Bank's Bank on Wheels service, which now travels to 10 towns on a weekly basis in Mayo and Sligo.

The three new stops added are Ballinrobe and Ballyhaunis in Mayo and Ballymote in Sligo.

The service allows personal banking customers carry out day-to-day banking transactions, with a team of mobile bank service officers on hand to offer assistance. Services available include cashing cheques, making deposits, cash withdrawals or paying bills.

Ulster Bank branches in Ballyhaunis and Ballymote closed this month, while the Ballinrobe branch was closed in early 2015.

In addition to the mobile bank, Ulster Bank has appointed a community banker for the region. Maebh Gallagher will be on the road and available to Ulster Bank customers across the counties through their local branches to provide financial guidance and advice to personal and business customers across the area.

Conducting personal financial reviews helping customers to identify opportunities, needs and priorities, assisting customers with online services and supporting them on the alternative ways to bank will all form part of Maebh’s role.

In Mayo, the Bank on Wheels service visits Ballinrobe (SuperValu, New Street) on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. and Ballyhaunis (Murphy's Filling Station, Dublin Road) on Tuesday morning from 10.15 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and again on Thursday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m., as well as Killala (Wednesday, 10.30 to 11 a.m.), Ballycastle (Wednesday, 11.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.), Ballycroy (Wednesday, 2.15 to 3 p.m.), Keel (Friday, 11 to 11.30 a.m.), Dookinella (Friday, 11.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m.) and Achill Sound (Friday, 1 to 2.30 p.m.).