– RBS statement
This is clearly difficult news for staff affected by these changes. We will do everything we can to support them, including seeking redeployment opportunities wherever possible and ensuring that compulsory redundancies are kept to a minimum.
Around 250 jobs are to be cut by the Royal Bank of Scotland from sites in London and Hornchurch in Essex. The union, Unite, describes the cuts as "unnecessary and avoidable".
Unite national officer Dominic Hook said: "Staff will be recruited in other parts of the country in order to do the work currently undertaken at these sites.
"While RBS state they are committed to identifying redeployment opportunities, these do not appear to be viable geographical alternatives."