More than 4,000 branches of banks and building societies have closed in the UK in the past six years, according to Which.
HSBC at 660 Staniforth Road, Darnall, is the latest to announce its final closure, with alternative banking arrangements available to local residents at branches of nearby post offices.
The Darnall Post Office at 245 Main Road, the Attercliffe Post Office at 765-767 Attercliffe Road and the Manor Park Post Office at 38 Manor Park Center are the closest locations to the bank after the closing.
Each of these branches offers banking services – including deposits, free cash withdrawals and balance checks, as well as in-person access to government services, bill payment, foreign currency, insurance. travel and, of course, postal services.
There are currently 2,000 free ATMs installed throughout the UK post office network.
The National Federation of Deputy Postmasters said: “Post offices are proving essential to keep people and businesses access to cash as banks continue to desert Main Street in order to cut costs and save money. increase their profits.
“Each post office plays a vital role in the local community. Post offices provide a reliable and essential service which has continued at a high standard across the UK throughout the pandemic. “