A Suffolk HSBC branch will close its doors for the final time today. 

The banking giant will close its Beccles branch on Tuesday after seeing a decline in footfall. 

The branch is one of a number of banks that are set to close in Suffolk this year, with fears expressed in market towns over the impact the closures are having.

When the HSBC closure was announced, Jackie Uhi, HSBC UK's managing director of UK distribution, said: "People are changing the way they bank and footfall in many branches is at an all-time low, with no signs of it returning.

"Banking remotely is becoming the norm for the vast majority of us.

"The decision to close a branch is never easy or taken lightly, especially if we are the last branch in an area, so we've invested heavily in our 'post-closure' strategy, including providing free tablet devices to selected branch customers who do not already have a device to bank digitally, alongside one-to-one coaching to help them migrate to digital banking."