Advisors to meet with bank chiefs in a bid to keep Halifax open at Harborough
Advisors are to meet with bank chiefs in order to keep Halifax open at Market Harborough.
Cllr Phil Knowles is spearheading attempts to get bosses thinking as they plan to close The Square branch this fall.
The online meeting is now scheduled to take place next Friday (July 9).
“The closure will have a big impact on the community at large in many ways and so I’m very happy that the bosses in Halifax are happy to meet with us,” said Cllr Knowles, who leads the Liberal Democrats on the board. Harborough.
“I got their agreement to have the invitation extended to the nine District Councilors who represent the Market Harborough Town area.
“And while I appreciate that all of the Nine can’t attend, I know they’ll be anxious to understand why the Halifaxes are considering the closure and if there is room to rethink.”
The Halifax Bank in downtown Market Harborough is one of 44 Halifax and Lloyds Bank branches to close across the country.
Lloyds Retail Director Vim Maru said they wielded the ax amid “significantly fewer transactions” at doomed outlets over the past five years, as more and more people do their banking online.
Mr Maru said they have attracted more than four million additional digital banking customers over the past five years, reaching a total of nearly 18 million.