A WINCHESTER bank has temporarily closed while the interior gets a refresh.

HSCBC in Winchester High Street shut its doors at 2pm on Monday, February 26 and is expected to remain closed until Friday, March 8.

The building is being refurbished with new paint, signs and cash machines. A HSBC UK spokesperson 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 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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Hampshire Chronicle: Scaffolding has also gone up around NatWestScaffolding has also gone up around NatWest (Image: Newsquest)

“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 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.

“We will also be hosting community pop up events at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8RZ, where we will be on hand to support customers. We will be there on February 27 and 28 from 10am to 2pm, February 29 and March 1 12.30 to 3.30 pm, March 4 and 5 10am to 2pm and March 7 12.30 to 3.30pm.”

While the Winchester branch is closed, customers can continue to use the HSBC in Eastleigh.

Scaffolding has also gone up around NatWest in Winchester High Street but the bank remains open and is accessible from St George's Street