North Powys’ only HSBC bank has closed its doors to customers for refurbishment work to take place.

The Newtown branch has been shut since Friday, April 14, with customers advised to access HSBC services at the Post Office in Shortbridge Street or 17 miles away in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire.

HSBC said it is looking forward to welcoming customers back on Tuesday, May 2, after more than two weeks of refurbishment work at The Cross branch which include new signs and preparations for “state-of-the-art” cash machines.

Wendy Morrice, HSBC UK’s Local Director, said: “We continue to invest in our branch network to make our customers’ experience banking with us a good one.


“We are pleased that our Newtown branch is getting a minor refresh, with some painting, new signage and other internal changes being made in preparation for some state-of-the-art cash machines that will be introduced later this year.

“We have been talking to customers about the temporary closure for the last month, and while we are having the work done people can continue to use the Post Office on Shortbridge Street for day-to-day transactions, plus mobile and online banking is available 24/7 in addition to being able to call our contact centre. Customers can find the best number on the back of their debit or credit card.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers back soon.”