A Suffolk MP has spoken of her 'deep disappointment' as yet another high street bank announced plans to withdraw from a seaside town.

The Felixstowe branch of TSB, in Hamilton Road, is set to close on September 10 as part of a cull of 36 branches nationwide as the bank looks to move to 'a better balance of digital and face-to-face services'.

A TSB spokesperson said: "We have not taken the decision to close our Felixstowe branch lightly, but our customers are banking differently – with a clear shift to digital banking."

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There have been a spate of bank closures across the county in the last couple of years, with all of the major chains, including Barclays, Lloyds and HSBC shutting branches, leaving a number of towns without any banks at all, such as Haverhill, Mildenhall, Southwold and Framlingham.

In January, this newspaper revealed that Barclays was set to close its branch in Main Street, Leiston on May 17, with the bank citing a lack of customers.

However, the loss of branches has sparked concerns from MPs and charities that older, less mobile and disabled residents would not be able to access online banking services.

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In April, cash machine operator LINK announced that it would be providing a banking hub in Leiston, which would provide bank customers with the opportunity to withdraw and deposit cash, make bill payments and carry out regular banking transactions.

Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey has been campaigning for the Leiston Barclays to be saved and launched a petition calling for this, which collected 1700 signatures.

Of the TSB closure, she said: “I’m deeply disappointed by the decision by TSB to close its Felixstowe branch.

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"We live in a digital age but I know how much of a lifeline local bank branches are for all sectors of the community, especially elderly residents and for local businesses.

"I’m intending to contact TSB to express my concerns and welcome local residents and businesses affected by this to contact me directly.”

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