The latest move will bring down the bank’s number of UK branches to 625 by the end of this year.
HSBC head of retail banking and wealth management for UK and Europe Francesca McDonagh said: “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.”
Union Unite has termed the move as “a dark day for hundreds of HSBC staff”.
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