Rhun meets with HSBC

Following their decision to close branches in Menai Bridge and Amlwch, Rhun ap Iorwerth AM met with HSBC regional managers. Following the meeting, he said:

“In my meeting with them, I emphasised to HSBC how disappointing their announcement was. I was given assurance that no jobs would be lost, but this is another blow to the towns, and they obviously had no interest in reconsidering. With the uncertainty over the future of the Post Office in Amlwch as well, I asked for a delay in making any decision until we have more assurance about the banking services that will be available for customers through the post office.

“Yes, banking habits have changed and that means less footfall, but decisions to close are taken whilst many, including the elderly and vulnerable, find it difficult or cannot turn to more modern ways of banking and still need the contact with their local branch.”