A Runcorn bank closes today (Friday) for refurbishment.

The branch of HSBC in Runcorn Old Town will shut its doors until later this month while it undergoes the work.

The firm said the branch will be closing temporarily while it undergoes a refresh, which includes internal building work. It is expected to re-open at 9.30am on Thursday, February 22.

An HSBC spokesman said: "We continue to invest in our branch network to make our customers’ experience banking with us a good one.

"We are pleased that our Runcorn branch is getting a refresh, with some painting, new signage and the installation of new state-of-the-art cash machines, which we are excited about."

HSBC said it has been talking to customers about the work and advised them of alternative branches and services nearby.

The spokesman added: "While we are having the work done people can continue to use their nearest Post Office for day-to-day transactions, plus mobile and online banking is available 24/7 in addition to being able to call our contact centre. Customers can find the best number on the back of their debit or credit card."

He added that the nearest current HSBC branch is in Northwich.