A RUTHIN bank has closed its doors to customers whilst it undergoes a "refresh".

HSBC in Ruthin, on St Peter's Square, will be closed for four weeks. It shut its doors on September 15 and will reopen on October 12. 

Changes are also being made in preparation for new modern cash machines which are expected to arrive later this year. 

Wendy Morrice, local director for the area, said: “We continue to invest in our branch network to make our customers’ experience banking with us a good one. We are pleased that our Ruthin branch is getting a minor refresh, with some painting, new signage and other internal changes being made in preparation for some state-of-the-art cash machines that will be introduced later this year.

“We have been talking to customers about the temporary closure for the last month, and while we are having the work done people can continue to use their nearest Post Office for day to day transactions, plus mobile and online banking is available 24/7 in addition to being able to call our contact centre. Customers can find the best number on the back of their debit or credit card.


"We look forward to welcoming our customers back soon.”

Darren Millar, MS for Clwyd West, said: "We have seen so many banks close in the past few years, and whilst I appreciate the rise in the number of people using the internet and telephone banking, I do believe that having an accessible local branch is still  important for older people, those without transport, those without internet access, shopkeepers and small businesses.

“I therefore very much welcome HSBC’s investment in its Ruthin branch and thank them for considering their customers needs. I look forward to seeing the improvements on completion.”

HSBC is refurbishing the Ruthin branch along with Bala.