Councillors are to meet bank officials in a bid to save two branches from closure.
Members of Banff and Buchan area committee expressed concern the closure of Clydesdale Bank branches in Fraserburgh and Banff would leave customers exposed.
If the move goes ahead, customers will either have to travel to branches in Turriff and Peterhead or switch providers.
Councillors backed an emergency motion calling for talks with bank chiefs, and independent Fraserburgh councillor Ian Tait has confirmed a meeting has been planned.
He stated: “I am delighted the government relations manager of the bank has agreed to my proposal for a meeting and will meet the area committee councillors.
“We can really get our teeth into their reasons and see if we can persuade them to reverse their decision and keep the branches open.”
The Fraserburgh and Banff branches are scheduled to close in May.