HSBC is closing 82 UK branches this year - the list in full

HSBC has announced it is closing 82 branches across the UK this year, as more customers turn to online banking.

The sites will begin closing their doors permanently from 23 April, starting with Edinburgh’s Princes Street branch.

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Approximately three branches will then close each week until the end of September.

Shift to online banking

HSBC said the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a greater number of customers to shift to online banking, although it insisted the closures were not entirely related to the ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.

Nine in 10 of all customers now contact the bank over the phone, internet or smartphone, while staff talk with more than 100,000 customers a week on social media, according to the bank.

The decision to close more than 80 of its sites is part of HSBC’s plans to become a market-leading digital bank and an overhaul of how remaining branches will operate.

The changes will see four distinct branch formats be introduced that “best suit customer needs”, including full service branches, cash service branches, counterless branches with self-service only and pop up branches.

Jackie Uhi, HSBC UK’s head of network, said: “This is a strategic direction that we need to take to have a branch network fit for the future.

“Making sure we have a sustainable branch network is essential to us, and decisions to close branches are not taken lightly.

“By ensuring we have the most suitable branch format in each specific local market that we serve, we will ensure that we are in good shape to meet the challenges ahead.”

Staff in branches facing closure are expected to be redeployed to other sites within 15 miles of their homes, the bank has said.

Of the 82 sites closing, 81 are located within a mile of a Post Office, two thirds are within five miles of another HSBC branch and nine in 10 are within 10 miles.

Which branches are closing?

Listed are all 82 HSBC branches that will close this year:

Closing 23 April

  • Edinburgh, Princess Street

Closing 7 May

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

Closing 14 May

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

Closing 21 May

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

Closing 28 May

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

Closing 4 June

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

Closing 11 June

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

Closing 18 June

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

Closing 25 June

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

Closing 2 July

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

Closing 9 July

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

Closing 16 July

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

Closing 23 July

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

Closing 30 July

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

Closing 6 August

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

Closing 13 August

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

Closing 20 August

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

Closing 27 August

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

Closing 3 September

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

Closing 10 September

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