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HSBC to shut 114 branches next year – here's the full list, plus alternatives

HSBC to shut 114 branches next year – here's the full list, plus alternatives

HSBC has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 114 more outlets set to shut between April and September next year. The move is on top of the closure of 69 branches earlier this year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

HSBC is not the only bank shutting branches. NatWest has announced it will shut a further 43 branches in 2023, while Lloyds Banking Group is to shut 85 Lloyds Bank and 32 Halifax branches by the end of this year. TSB has already closed 70 branches this year.

Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with HSBC

If your local branch is closing, here are some practical alternatives:

You can access some HSBC services via the Post Office

HSBC customers can access certain services from any of the Post Office's 11,400 branches. Use the Post Office's branch finder tool to locate your nearest. Services available include the following:

  • Cash/cheque deposits. 
  • Checking your balance. 
  • Withdrawing money. 

See if there's an HSBC 'community event' near you

HSBC runs education and support 'community pop up events' in selected local areas across the UK. The bank says it has 350 of these events planned for 2023. You can check if a nearby town is covered on HSBC's website.

At the events, you can speak to HSBC staff and get:

  • Information about its products and services;
  • Help with online and mobile banking registrations and resets;
  • Tips and info on digital banking, banking at the Post Office and reducing the risk of fraud.

However, the events don't have cash or counter services, so you won't be able to manage your money there. If you need to access to these services you can use a Post Office branch.

If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching

If you no longer want to stay with HSBC, you might want to consider switching to a bank that does have a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee that too won't close.

Banks with branches that currently have switching incentives include: 

  • Halifax - get £175 for switching. Halifax pays switchers to its Reward account £175 and offers ongoing monthly rewards if you jump through a few hoops. You can't have had a switch bonus from Halifax since April 2020 and there's a £1,500 monthly minimum pay-in to avoid the £3 a month fee.

  • TSB - get £50 for switching. Those switching to TSB's Spend & Save account can get a free £50 upfront, plus a further £50 in August 2023 if you actively use the account from February to July 2023.

See our Best bank accounts guide for the full list of banks offering switching incentives.

Some may want to consider setting up phone or online banking

If you want to switch to banking online or via an app, you can find information on how to do this on HSBC's website.

HSBC also offers virtual help sessions aimed at introducing people to banking online. The sessions are 30 minutes long and are run through the online video calling platform Zoom. You can register your interest online and a member of HSBC staff will then contact you to arrange the session – though, as always, be alert for scams and don't give personal information to anyone calling you out of the blue.

Full list of HSBC's latest branch closures

Branch Date of closure
Abergavenny 18/04/2023
Alton 25/04/2023
Arnold 09/05/2023
Ashton under Lyne 01/08/2023
Beccles 27/06/2023
Bethnal Green 15/08/2023
Bexhill on Sea 18/04/2023
Bicester 20/06/2023
Bideford 02/05/2023
Blackwood 25/07/2023
Blandford Forum 18/04/2023
Bognor Regis 18/07/2023
Brecon 09/05/2023
Bridport 23/05/2023
Brighouse 16/05/2023
Bristol Downend 25/04/2023
Bristol Filton 30/05/2023
Bristol Westbury on Trym 01/08/2023
Bromborough 18/07/2023
Cardiff Rhyd y Penau 29/08/2023
Chepstow 06/06/2023
Chippenham 15/08/2023
Christchurch 25/07/2023
Cirencester 08/08/2023
Coalville 04/07/2023
Coleraine 02/05/2023
Colwyn Bay 15/08/2023
Cowbridge Date TBC
Cromer 18/04/2023
Denbigh 08/08/2023
Didcot 09/05/2023
Dorchester 22/08/2023
Dover 09/05/2023
Droitwich 04/07/2023
Dundee 30/05/2023
Eastwood 29/08/2023
Epworth Date TBC
Fakenham 23/05/2023
Frome 06/06/2023
Gainsborough 02/05/2023
Gosforth 18/07/2023
Halesowen 16/05/2023
Hampstead (122 Finchley Road) 15/08/2023
Harpenden 18/07/2023
Henley on Thames 08/08/2023
Hertford 20/06/2023
Holsworthy Date TBC
Honiton 13/06/2023
Hornchurch 15/08/2023
Horsforth 18/07/2023
Hove 23/05/2023
Hythe Date TBC
Ilkley 13/06/2023
Kenilworth 01/08/2023
Kingswinford 11/07/2023
Knutsford 06/06/2023
Launceston 02/05/2023
Leatherhead 04/07/2023
Leicester (11 Hinckley Road) 30/05/2023
Leighton Buzzard 29/08/2023
Leominster 25/04/2023
Lewes 27/06/2023
Liskeard 23/05/2023
Long Eaton 11/07/2023
Market Bosworth 25/04/2023
Market Harborough 30/05/2023
Marlow 18/07/2023
Minehead 09/05/2023
Morley 22/08/2023
New Milton 27/06/2023
North Finchley 08/08/2023
Norwich Mile Cross 25/07/2023
Oakham 20/06/2023
Ormskirk 01/08/2023
Oxted Date TBC
Palmers Green 04/07/2023
Park Gate Southampton 11/07/2023
Penarth 13/06/2023
Pocklington 06/06/2023
Pontypool 27/06/2023
Port Talbot 11/07/2023
Portadown 06/06/2023
Portishead 04/07/2023
Putney 01/08/2023
Reigate 08/08/2023
Ripley 25/07/2023
Ross on Wye 20/06/2023
Ryde 22/08/2023
Seaford 25/07/2023
Settle Date TBC
Shaftesbury 25/04/2023
Skipton 13/06/2023
Sleaford 13/06/2023
South Shields 13/06/2023
St Austell 18/04/2023
St Ives 18/04/2023
St Neots 27/06/2023
Stamford 16/05/2023
Stirling 06/06/2023
Stourport on Severn 30/05/2023
Stroud 16/05/2023
Sudbury 23/05/2023
Tenby Date TBC
Tonbridge 25/07/2023
Twickenham 20/06/2023
Wadebridge 27/06/2023
Waltham Cross 30/05/2023
Wells 20/06/2023
Wetherby 11/07/2023
Whitby 16/05/2023
Whitley Bay 02/05/2023
Wilmslow 02/05/2023
Windsor 22/08/2023
Wymondham 22/08/2023

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