Banks: Closures and Shared Banking Hubs - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:07 am on 27 April 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn The Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury 11:07, 27 April 2023

My Lords, the Government do not make assessments of bank branch networks or intervene in commercial decisions to close branches. Banks should follow FCA guidance, including considering alternative access where appropriate. One example of this is shared banking hubs. More than 50 hubs have been announced, with four now open, and the pace of delivery is expected to accelerate over the coming months. People can also access everyday banking via their local post office.