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HSBC to shut 62 high street branches: is your local on the list?

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24/01/2017
HSBC is to close 62 of its UK branches in 2017 to reflect the rising popularity of mobile and internet banking.

The closures will result in up to 180 redundancies, the bank said.

In a statement, HSBC said over the past five years, the number of customers using its branches had fallen by almost 40% and that 93% of its customers contacted the bank via the telephone, internet or smartphone.

Francesca McDonagh, HSBC head of retail banking and wealth management for UK and Europe, said: “The way our customers bank with us is changing. More customers are using mobile and internet banking than ever before, innovation such as Touch and Voice ID has proved extremely popular, and fewer people are using branches. More than 90% of our interactions with customers are now through our digital channels – an increase from 80% last year.

“The decision to close these branches ensures a more sustainable branch network for the future as we continue to invest in our digital platforms and our people. We will have fewer but better branches, with more empowered front line colleagues using a greater range of technology to support all our customers’ needs.”

HSBC said it had no intention of closing any other branches this year.

Antonio Simoes, chief executive of HSBC Bank plc, said: “This marks the end of our branch restructuring programme. We now feel we have the right branch network that complements the other ways in which customers now choose to interact with us. We will continue to invest for the benefit of our customers as we build HSBC UK, a better bank for our people and customers.”

HSBC has a partnership in place with the Post Office so customers can continue to carry out their day to day banking in all 11,600 Post Office locations. 93% of people in the UK live within one mile of a Post Office and 99% within three miles.

The 62 branches HSBC has announced will close in 2017:

ALFRETON HORNCASTLE
ALNWICK KESWICK
AMMANFORD KIDLINGTON
BALSALL COMMON KIRKBYMOORSIDE
BEDWORTH KNIGHTON
BLACKPOOL, BIRLEY STREET LEYBURN
BLETCHLEY LLANRWST
BRIGG LUDLOW
BRISTOL COLLEGE GREEN MAESTEG
BROMPTON ROAD MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY
CARDIFF, CHURCHILL WAY MARLBOROUGH
CARLISLE, KINGSTOWN ROAD MIDSOMER NORTON
CARTERTON NARBERTH
CASTLE BROMWICH NEWQUAY
CASTLE DONINGTON REDRUTH
CHASE TERRACE RICKMANSWORTH
CHESHAM SHAFTESBURY AVENUE
CHIPPING NORTON STOKESLEY
COBHAM SWINTON
CONSETT SYSTON
COSHAM TEAM VALLEY
EASINGWOLD THORNE
FERNDOWN TOTTON
FINCHLEY CHURCH END WARMINSTER
FISHGUARD WARWICK
GERRARDS CROSS WATH UPON DEARNE
HASLEMERE WEMBLEY PARK
HEDON WEST BYFLEET
HEMSWORTH WILLENHALL
HOLYHEAD WOOD GREEN
HOLYWELL WORLE

 

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  • RussellR

    That list is incomplete – Hailsham branch in East Sussex is also due to close. At 3pm on 10 February 2017; Also Hesketh Bank on 3 March, amongst others.

    To correctly quote from the Press Release – “HSBC is planning on shutting another 62 branches, in addition to its
    previously planned 55 closures, this year due to the rise in customers
    using online banking.
    The move is expected to lead to 180 redundancies in branches and 204 in IT positions.”

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