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Liberal Democrat Candidates launch campaign to save HSBC branch in Barry

 

Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan Sally Stephenson and regional Senedd candidate for South Wales Central Rodney Berman are calling on HSBC to keep its branch on Holton Road in Barry open.

Following the recent announcement that HSBC intend to close 82 branches across the United Kingdom, they are urging the bank to reverse this decision.

Sally said: “This is a bitter blow for residents of Barry. The HSBC bank is a vital lifeline for many of our local businesses and elderly residents, some of whom aren’t able to do online banking.

"And with many public-access facilities currently closed due to the pandemic, it's harder than ever for those with less access to technology to do their banking digitally."

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Rodney added: "This closure will mean residents having to travel to Penarth, Cardiff or Cowbridge to access the nearest alternative branches. This will be very inconvenient for many people. It's crucial that the most vulnerable communities, and those in need, should be able to access services and do their banking in person."

You can sign the petition via: https://www.valelibdems.wales/save_barry_hsbc

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