Speaking in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a Diversification Fund to be set up in Scotland to help post offices improve and diversify during the recession.
Such a fund has already been introduced by the Welsh Assembly and similar support could be provided to the post office network in Scotland.
Speaking at a meeting in the Scottish Parliament, Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie gave her support to the Post Bank Coalition, which is campaigning for the creation of a new ‘Post Bank’ system.
The PostBank could provide personal and business bank accounts serviced by the Post Office network.
“This is a unique opportunity to answer concerns around secure finance for people and the future of the post office network,” said Cathy.