Britannia banking offices in Hull's Whitefriargate to close
THE Hull branch of The Co-operative Bank's Britannia group will close as part of a major rebranding programme.
The bank, in Whitefriargate, will be one of 37 branches confirmed in the move that will see the Britannia name disappear from the high street.
Branches are being shut where there is another close by – on average within half a mile – as part of an overhaul following its merger with Britannia building society in 2009.
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.It is not known if any jobs will be lost in Hull.
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John Hughes, managing director of retail banking at The Co-operative Bank, confirmed the group will rebrand all Britannia branches under the Co-operative Bank banner by the end of 2013, marking the end of the society's history that dates back to 1856.