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Five Wiltshire communities are losing their only bank

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Lloyds Bank in Pewsey – image courtesy of GoogleLloyds Bank in Pewsey – image courtesy of GoogleFive Wiltshire communities are losing their only high street bank after Lloyds earmarked them for closure.

Branches at Corsham, Highworth, Mere, Pewsey, and Tidworth named in a list of 54 earmarked for closure by the banking giant on Wednesday.

Lloyds banking group will also close 22 Halifax branches and 24 Bank of Scotland branches.

In a statement, the bank said: “As a result of the way customers are choosing to use our branches, sometimes it is necessary to close, relocate or even open new branches.

“We offer a number of different ways to bank with us and even with these closures, 90 percent of Lloyds Bank customers will still have a usable branch within five miles of their home.”

No timetable has been set for the closures.

Meanwhile, HSBC has confirmed when its Marlborough branch will close - at 3pm on Friday, May 5. The closure was announced in January.