TSB officials have confirmed that their Alloa branch is not among those earmarked for closure next year.

The bank said last week that it was to close 82 branches in 2020 with 370 staff being affected in the money-saving move.

Debbie Crosbie, chief executive, said the company was looking to save around £100m by 2022, but would also be looking to try and reposition staff in other areas of the business.

A total of 17 branches are being cut in Scotland, incljuding Milngavie, Dumbarton and Brechin.

A spokesman for TSB said: "Closing branches is always a difficult decision with changes impacting people and communities.

"To help address this, TSB is launching a range of new initiatives to help impacted customers with the transition."

"In deciding which branches to close TSB conducted a detailed review and analysis of its current network, including its usage, proximity to alternative branches, the needs of vulnerable customers and the accessibility of alternative services such as free to use ATMs and the Post Office.

"Following these planned closures, the bank will still have a strong Scottish presence with 134 TSB branches covering the country.

"Our national branch network will still be large and will consist of 454 branches – 65 per cent of the UK will live within four miles of a TSB branch.

"While TSB is conscious that this will be a disappointing decision for some customers that use the impacted branches regularly, they will still be able to bank with TSB in multiple ways.

"Customers can use any TSB branch and can also bank through telephony and online channels. In addition, TSB customers will be able to perform many banking tasks at their local Post Office."