WINCHESTER’S HSBC will close at the end of February while the building undergoes improvements.

A notice in the bank, based at the top of Winchester High Street near the junction with Jewry Street, says the branch will be closed from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 8.

Tom Henderson, 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.

Hampshire Chronicle: A note in HSBC Winchester announcing the refurbishment workA note in HSBC Winchester announcing the refurbishment work (Image: Chris Atkinson)

“We are pleased that our Winchester branch is getting a refresh, with some painting, new signage and the installation of new state-of-the-art cash machines, which we are excited about.

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“We are talking to customers about the temporary closure, and while we are having the work done people can continue to use their nearest Post Office 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 will also be hosting Community Pop Up Events at the United Church on Jewry Street. They run from February 27 and February 28 from 10am to 2pm, February 29 and March 1 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, March 4 to March 6 from 10am to 2pm and March 7 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, where we will be on hand to support customers.

“Customers can also continue to use any of our branch with Eastleigh being the closest branch.”

Customers will also be able to access their banking online.