MP sorry to see Heckmondwike HSBC close

HSBC HeckyBatley & Spen MP Jo Cox has reacted to news that Heckmondwike’s branch of HSBC bank is to close in March next year.

“It’s sad news for a building I remember as a child, when it was Midland Bank. Lots of my friends and family have banked here and it’s been a mainstay in the town.”

“Thankfully, HSBC have committed to no redundancies whatsoever in this move and they have written out to all customers of the branch to let them know what’s happening.”

“I grew up and went to school in Heckmondwike. I am pleased by the recent investment in a new bus station but it is essential that the momentum of regeneration is not halted.”

“I want to work with HSBC, local traders, businesses and the council to make sure the building doesn’t remain empty for long. As a first step I have written to HSBC to ask them what their intentions are for the building.”

The branch will close on Friday 11 March 2016 at 2.30pm. Following the closure, administration of customers’ accounts will switch to the Dewsbury branch, approximately 2 miles away.

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