North Thanet`s MP, Roger Gale, has backed growing calls for a Post Bank at the Post Office.
Following the wave of Post Office closures that has hit East Kent and failures in the banking system the creation of a Post Bank would bring new business to post offices and provide trusted banking in communities.
"The Post Office is historically one of our trusted and cherished institutions. It makes sense to introduce a Post Bank and, at a time when many people feel let down by some High Street banks, to allow Post Offices to provide a much wider range of financial services. I believe that a Post Bank would greatly strengthyen the Post Office network and bring valuable services to communities and to small businesses"