Seven Britannia branches to close in the North West

The Co-operative Bank today announced plans to close 37 branches, including seven in the North West.

The Co-operative Bank today announced plans to close 37 branches, including seven in the North West. Credit: Press Association

The company will roll out a rebrand that will see the Britannia name disappear from the high street.

The North West branches are:

Crewe, Nantwich Rd - Britannia

Alderley Edge - Britannia

Preston - Britannia

Stockport - Britannia

Warrington - Britannia

Wigan - Britannia

Macclesfield - Co-operative

Branches are being shut where there is another close by - on average within half a mile and in some cases next door to each other - as part of an overhaul following its merger with Britannia building society in 2009.

But the group stressed a presence will be kept in towns and cities where branches are being closed.

The move will lead to 34 job losses, largely at a managerial level, while the bulk of the 188 staff employed across affected banks are being relocated to neighbouring branches.

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