Loughborough Town Hall will host a pop-up branch of HSBC following a significant fire in the town centre.

Loughborough Town Hall will host a pop-up branch of HSBC following a significant fire in the town centre.

The HSBC building in Market Place was destroyed by fire on March 15 and the blaze also caused some damage to the town hall.

From Tuesday, May 9, HSBC will operate a pop-up branch at the town hall for four days a week until further notice.

Simon Gibson, Loughborough Town Hall manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to help our neighbours keep a presence in the town centre following the devastating fire.

“We had to close the town hall for a few weeks following the blaze and there are still some repairs to be carried out, but we are pleased to be fully up and running.”

Gursh Bassi, Local Director for HSBC Leicester, said “I am really pleased we are now able to offer a pop-up branch solution at  Loughborough Town Hall for our customers in Loughborough for the immediate future, thanks to the superb support received from Loughborough Town Hall and Charnwood Borough Council.

“The town hall is centrally located, right next door to the branch site which was damaged in the recent fire. HSBC remains committed to the Loughborough community. The location of the town hall and the space we will have in the building, on the first floor, will also give us the room required to serve more customers.

“The venue has excellent access via lift or stairs. I would like to thank our customers and our team for being patient and everyone who has supported us since the incident at the Loughborough branch.’’

HSBC will be operating the pop-up branch at the town hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, between 10am and 4pm (excluding bank holidays). It will be located on the mezzanine level at the town hall.

The HSBC pop-up events offer:

  • information about HSBC products and services
  • online and mobile banking registrations and resets
  • education on digital banking
  • education on how to reduce the risk of fraud
  • education on access to banking services
  • education on Post Office services

For more information visit www.hsbc.co.uk/ways-to-bank/community-events

Loughborough Town Hall is operated by Charnwood Borough Council.

Kelly Hill
Author: Kelly Hill