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HSBC to close 82 branches

HSBC is to close 82 branches in the UK between April and September this year, claiming customers are turning to digital banking.
The company will have 511 branches across the country following the closure programme.
Managers said they did not expect to make any redundancies, with staff moved to nearby branches instead.
Coronavirus and changing customer habits have altered the way we bank, but there are concerns over closures.
Campaigners say that local branches provide a lifeline for those who need access to cash and face-to-face services, and allow small businesses to bank without too much disruption to their own trade.
HSBC said all but one of the branches earmarked for closure were within one mile of a Post Office, where these day-to-day transactions could be carried out.
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