Banking giant HSBC have announced that 82 branches will close this year including Eltham and Sidcup.
It follows closures at Bexleyheath and Surrey Quays last year.
One alternative suggestion is to use Post Offices, which if you’ve used one recently will know is a bit of a nonsense. They’ve often been squeezed into WH Smith’s branches as in Woolwich and Bexleyheath with long queues.
Like most banks, an increase in online services has seen reduced demand in store. The question is whether alternatives are good enough for those who do not use online services, and overcrowded and understaffed Post Offices often aren’t.
Both Eltham and Sidcup will close in August.