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Yorkshire BS to open 12 new branches

Yorkshire Building Society is planning to open 12 new high street branches over the next two years.

The society has announced details of an expansion programme, which also includes plans to open more agencies this year after opening 15 in 2011.

Chris Piling, chief executive of the Yorkshire, says: “Our branch and agency network is at the heart of Yorkshire Building Society and I’m delighted that we are able to announce this expansion when other financial institutions have been closing branches.

“We are committed to retaining a strong presence on our high streets, providing our customers with access to a wide range of good value financial service products backed up with the exceptional personal service they value.”

He adds that the society will continue to invest in its internet and telephone channels, but that its primary focus is on its branches.

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