The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced that they are to close ten branches in southern Scotland.
Banks in Hawick, Selkirk, Jedburgh, Duns, Eyemouth, Melrose, Langholm Gretna, Lockerbie and Annan are due to shut in the next six months.
It is thought between 25 and 30 staff in the Scottish Borders, who have already been informed, will lose their jobs.
The move means that in the last few years, RBS will have closed nine of its branches in the Scottish Borders, with only Kelso, Galashiels and Peebles remaining open.
Hawick residents will now face a 40 mile round trip to visit their bank and those living in Duns will have to travel 30 miles to Berwick and back.
RBS has said the closures are being implemented because of a fall in transactions at local branches.