Greenwich’s TSB to close as bank slashes branch network again

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TSB will be left with just two branches in SE London

Greenwich’s TSB branch is to close in April, leaving NatWest as the only bank in the town centre.

The bank, in the Crescent Arcade mall next to Cutty Sark DLR station, is one of 70 TSB branches to close next year across the country – a quarter of its network.

TSB’s Eltham branch closed earlier this year, and the bank – which was formed out of Lloyds TSB in 2013 – will be left with just one branch in southeast London, in Peckham, after next spring.

The last day of trading for the Greenwich branch will be 28 April. The TSB in Bermondsey is also closing, and will trade for the last time on 27 April. Bromley closes on 18 May.

In Greenwich, TSB says it will introduce a “pop-up” service which will “support customers with their banking needs such as making payments, getting help with products and services, accessing cash from the Post Office and assistance with bereavements. They are located in popular locations already used by members of the local community for other services like town halls, libraries or community centres.”

HSBC closed in Greenwich earlier this year, while Nationwide stopped trading in Greenwich a decade ago when it closed most of its SE London branches.

Updated at 11.50pm on Tuesday to add the fact that the Bromley branch is also closing.

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