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HSBC plans to make Aberdeen biggest Scottish branch

Artist's impression of new HSBC in Aberdeen
Image caption The plan is for a major new HSBC branch in Aberdeen's Union Street

HSBC has said it plans to open its largest Scottish branch in Aberdeen, creating 26 jobs.

The bank announced it plans to invest £3.5m in its Aberdeen operations, opening a main branch in Union Street at the former Internacionale site.

HSBC said it would also upgrade its existing Queen's Road site.

John Rendall, chief executive officer for HSBC in Scotland, said: "Of the new branches we're planning for Scotland, Aberdeen is our biggest investment."

He added: "As a city with a thriving economy and international outlook, our expansion here forms an important part of our growth strategy for Scotland."

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