Catherine West MP has responded angrily to news that HSBC plan to close their Wood Green branch on Friday 5 May 2017 and relocate existing customers to the Palmers Green branch, two miles away. The news was announced as part of a programme of 62 HSBC branch closures across the country.
Catherine said: "The closure of HSBC in Wood Green would be a real blow to the local high street, the many residents and businesses who rely on its services and the dedicated branch staff. With a multi-billion pound investment plan to transform Wood Green over the coming years it's also incredibly shortsighted. I have called for an urgent meeting with HSBC bosses to discuss these proposals and will be urging them to rethink their misguided plan."