HSBC to close 82 branches

Find out if your local branch is affected, and what you can do if it is.

Starting in April 2021 and continuing until September, a total of 82 HSBC branches will be closed.

We’ve seen this happen more and more in recent years as people turn to online and digital banking, reducing the need to ever bank in person.

Even without the pandemic, HSBC says 90% off all customers use phone, internet or app banking, and branch use has dropped by a third in the last five years.

Other HSBC branches could also change and no longer provide “full service” banking. It’ll also potentially impact First Direct and M&S Bank customers who are able to use HSBC branches to pay in cheques or withdraw cash.

These latest closures will mean a total of 3,836 branches across all banks have shut since 2015, according to Which?.

There’s a full list of which branches are going and when below, but first some tips for you if you are affected.

What to do if your branch closes

If you bank with HSBC and your local branch closes you’ve got a few options. It depends on whether you think you need to have a branch near you or not.

Those not bothered about losing a local branch don’t need to do anything and you can do most banking online. However, I’d say you’d be better off looking for a better digital bank, such as Monzo or Starling. I think it’s also worth considering that HSBC scores poorly when ethical banking is taken into account.

If you do need some services, HSBC claims 81 of the branches going are less than a mile from a Post Office and two-thirds are within five miles of another HSBC.

But if it’s important that you have a branch near you then you might want to consider switching to a new bank. The risk is future branch closures could see your new location disappear too, but until that happens it’s not worth worrying about.

If you are thinking of changing your bank, make sure you see what options are available to you, such as freebies, overdrafts and switching bonuses.

Full list of HSBC branches closing in 2021

23rd April:

  • Edinburgh, Princess St

7th May: Brighton,

  • Ditchling Road; Hull,
  • Merit House; Wednesbury;
  • Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks

14th May:

  • Hull, Holderness Road;
  • Pontyclun, Talbot Green;
  • London, Fleet Street;
  • London, Fenchurch Street

21st May:

  • London, Old Broad Street;
  • London, Charing Cross;
  • Sheffield, Darnall;
  • Oxford, Summertown

28th May:

  • Leeds, Chapel Allerton;
  • Cardiff, Rumney;
  • Torquay, Strand;
  • Staines

4th June:

  • Plymouth, Forder House;
  • Belper, King Street;
  • Colchester;
  • London, Whitechapel

11th June:

  • London, Marylebone;
  • London, Streatham Hill;
  • Falkirk High Street;
  • Fleet, Fleet Road

18th June:

  • Reading, Woodley;
  • Oxford, Headington;
  • Swansea, Gorseinon;
  • Wigston, Leicester Road

25th June:

  • Tavistock, Bedford Square;
  • Bristol, Nailsea;
  • Leeds, Cross Gates;
  • Yate, North Walk

2nd July:

  • London, Kingsbury Road;
  • Cleckheaton, Bradford Road
  • Bexleyheath, Broadway
  • London, South Woodford

9th July:

  • Birmingham, Erdington;
  • Goole, Wesley Square;
  • Congleton, High Street;
  • Formby, Chapel Lane

16th July:

  • Gillingham, Kent;
  • Dunstable, West Street;
  • Chorley, Market Street;
  • Pontypridd, Taff Street

23rd July:

  • Felixstowe, Hamilton Road;
  • Godalming, High Street;
  • Prestatyn, High Street;
  • London, Southgate

30th July:

  • Tewkesbury, High Street;
  • Maldon, High Street;
  • Hatfield;
  • Herts;
  • Huntingdon, High Street

6th August:

  • Stockport, Bramhall;
  • London, Russell Square;
  • Richmond, Market Place

13th August:

  • Loughton, High Road
  • Rustington, The Street
  • Exmouth, Chapel Street

20th August:

  • Bournemouth, Winton;
  • Liverpool, University;
  • Cleveleys, Victoria Square;
  • Clevedon, Triangle

27th August:

  • Northallerton, High Street;
  • Walton-on-Thames, High Street;
  • London, High Holborn

3rd September:

  • Barry, Holton Road;
  • Aldershot, Wellington Street;
  • Eastcote, Field End Road;
  • London, Edgware Road

10th September:

  • Ramsgate, High Street;
  • Manchester, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy;
  • Letchworth, Station Place;
  • London, Hackney

17th September:

  • Barnet, High Street;
  • Deal, High Street;
  • Cheshunt, Turners Hill;
  • Swadlincote, High Street

24th September:

  • Dorking, West Street;
  • Welshpool, Broad Street;
  • London, Surrey Quays;
  • Worksop, Bridge Street

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