PFC chief opens new town centre bank

Peterhead FC general manager Nat Porter joins staff to cut the ribbon at Peterhead's new TSB branch.
Peterhead FC general manager Nat Porter joins staff to cut the ribbon at Peterhead's new TSB branch.

Peterhead FC’s general manager has cut the ribbon at a new town centre bank branch.

Nat Porter is a former branch manager of the local Lloyds TSB bank and was on hand to unveil the new TSB brand in the town.

Mr Porter said: “I first walked into the branch which was known as Aberdeen Savings Bank way back in June 1976 when it was under the stewardship of Bill MacDonald.

“Banking has changed quite considerably since those days and it was nice to see the staff and customers again.”

The Lloyds spin-off brand TSB, which has taken over all 185 branches in Scotland, is the biggest new bank ever to be created in the UK.

Nat was joined by present branch manager Bob MacDougall, his assistant Robert Tait and their staff to re-launch the TSB brand.

Mr MacDougal said: “We have over 8,000 highly trained staff dedicated to providing everything our individual and small business customers need.

“High quality products and services delivered in branch by telephone and online. Our ‘new bank’ is not new at all.

“Two hundred years ago the Reverend Henry Duncan did something revolutionary. He created a bank for hard working local people.

“He believed then that a safe straightforward bank wouldn’t just help each and every saver but would introduce wider financial stability to the community they all lived in creating a stronger local economy.

“We believe everything Henry Duncan stood for then still holds true today. We call it local banking.”

Mr Porter joined Peterhead FC earlier this year and has taking a leading role in youth development and in the Catto Park development negotiations.

TSB is a new retail bank which opened for business in September of this year.