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Editor - Unfortunately many communities are losing their banking facilities; in some, the last bank has decided to close for good and in so doing have taken the last cash machine with them.

What they don’t tell you is that around 95 per cent of all current account holders can access their money free of charge at any of the 11,800 Post Offices across the country - some even allow you to deposit cash, deposit cheques and get a balance.

For those without access to a car, an extra journey to the nearest town can be a huge chore and to those who do have a car it is a large additional expense.

If your bank doesn’t offer facilities for you at the Post Office counter then why not tell them you will move if they can’t make it happen?

Fantastic news - it has been announced that HSBC - nine million customers - will have access to their money at the Post office counter.

They will be able to withdraw cash, get balances and deposit cash and cheques at the largest retail network in the UK.

Yours sincerely

David Ward

Sub-Postmaster of East Barkwith Post Office and Chairman of the Lincoln & Grimsby branch of the National Federation of Sub-Postmasters.