Bank clo­sures hit 60 a month

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

BANKS and build­ing so­ci­eties are clos­ing nearly 60 branches per month, ac­cord­ing to Which?

Be­tween the start of 2015 and the end of 2018, 2,868 branches have shut or are sched­uled to do so.

The con­sumer group said Natwest have axed 638, fol­lowed by HSBC’S 440 and 366 for Lloyds.

Which? money ex­pert Gareth Shaw said: “Bank branch clo­sures are hap­pen­ing at an alarm­ing rate – strip­ping cus­tomers of ser­vices they need.”

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