Once again, we've underlined our commitment to Scotland’s high streets, by opening the doors of our new-look Galashiels Relationship Centre on Bank Street.
Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, joined staff and local members to celebrate the refurbishment which has transformed the Relationship Centre into a more welcoming and comfortable space. Guests raised a glass to our 175th anniversary that is being celebrated throughout 2023.
We've been a fixture in Galashiels for more than 168 years through the presence of Galashiels Provident Building Society which then merged with Scottish Building Society.
While many high street banks reduce their physical locations, we're making significant investment into refurbishing our Relationship Centres across the country. Over the last 12 months we've refurbished our Inverness and Troon Relationship Centres and will soon open a new city-centre Edinburgh location to cement our presence on popular Scottish high streets.
Paul Denton, CEO at Scottish Building Society, said: “We're aware that digital innovation has transformed how many of us bank, but we also know that our members still want to visit a physical Relationship Centre and chat with somebody face-to-face. That’s why we've made such a significant investment into future-proofing our Relationship Centres and ensuring that our customers have an inviting place to visit to discuss important financial decisions.
“This year is very special for Scottish Building Society as we mark our 175th anniversary. Although times may have changed since our foundation in 1848, our purpose as a mutual society remains consistent and I'm very proud to have celebrated this with our valued Galashiels members and hear about what being a member means to them.
“The launch of our new-look Relationship Centre aligns with the next chapter of Scottish Building Society as we continue our mission to deliver uncomplicated financial products in a friendly way.”