HSBC have announced they will close their branch in Knighton on Friday 19 May 2017. It is part of 62 branch closures across the UK, and HSBC claim there will be no other closures in 2017. Kirsty Williams has expressed disappointment at the closure and has taken steps to try and ensure the future availability of banking services in Knighton.
Reacting to the news, Kirsty said:
"It's disappointing to see yet another bank closure in Brecon & Radnorshire. Rural areas are losing out time and time again. I will meet with HSBC to discuss the impact on their customers, and have also written to Barclays to seek a commitment to keep their branch in Knighton open".
"The last couple of months have been more encouraging for Knighton, with the reprieve of the Leisure Centre for this year and the planned expansion of Clayton Engineering's factory, but this is another blow for the town".