Prescot Town Centre to Lose HSBC, NatWest Banks

By on Monday, December 5, 2016

hsbc_bank_prescot_eccleston_streetThe HSBC bank on Eccleston Street, Prescot, has closed its doors for the final time.

Formerly the Midland Bank, it stood on the junction with Market Place and Church Street.

Customers who don’t or can’t use online banking can withdraw and deposit cash or cheques at a Post Office (more info here), but for other banking services will have to contact HSBC by phone or travel over three miles to use the St Helens branch.

Local shops and businesses are concerned about the consequences for footfall in the town centre.

Meanwhile, NatWest’s Prescot branch, further along Eccleston Street, has announced it too will close, in June 2017.

The move from the high street to the internet for banks and financial services is part a nationwide trend.

4 Comments

  1. Steve

    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Worth mentioning that paying in cash and cheques, withdrawing cash and balance enquiries for HSBC customers can all be done at Post Offices so ‘banking’ for many doesn’t have to be done online or at St Helens.

    • Prescot Online

      Monday, December 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Steve. I will add that information to the article.

    • Daisy

      Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 9:19 pm

      How sad this is and underlines the rapid decline of the facilities available for Prescot residents. The Prescot centre is now mainly empty units and the shops are rapidly dwindling. I remember Prescot as a thriving town that was bustling and well kept. Money is thrown at Huyton and Prescot is like the poor relation. There is simply hardly anything to attract footfall to the town and I can see why people don’t come

  2. Mark

    Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    There will be a small charge doing so in the post office.

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