One of Stone’s remaining banks, HSBC on the High Street is set to close it’s doors for the last time on November 25th.
Customers accounts will be transferred to the Stafford branch at 8 Market Square, Stafford, ST16 2JP.
Other branches nearby include 64 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1QN and Crown Bank, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1DA.
A spokesperson for HSBC said
“We never take the decision to close a branch lightly, and we understand it can be unsettling for the local community. In recent years our customers have changed the way they choose to bank with us. More and more people are using the telephone and Internet to complete their banking and branches are being used less often.
Across our branch network over the last four years we have seen almost a 40% reduction in customer footfall, and that decrease is accelerating. As a result, sometimes the difficult decision is made to close a branch.”