THE Whitchurch, Ellesmere and Oswestry branches of TSB will remain open amid the closure of several of the bank's branches next year.

Earlier this month the bank announced that 82 two branches would close next year as part of their 2022 strategic plan.

Although none of the branches in Shropshire will close, TSB has entered an agreement with the Post Office, so that personal and business banking customers are able to use their local Post Office branches to make cash and cheque deposits.

TSB CEO Debbie Crosbie says the bank needs to make some changes and "difficult decisions" in order for them to compete.

"Our new strategy positions TSB to succeed in a challenging external environment at a time when we know customers want something different and better from their bank," said Debbie.

“With a trusted brand, modern platform, and national presence, TSB is well placed to deliver – but we need to make changes to enable us to compete.

“The plan we’re sharing today involves some difficult decisions, but it sets TSB up to succeed in the future.

"Taken together, these changes will help us to serve more customers, better, for the long-term.”