Northern Ireland

HSBC announces five branches for Northern Ireland

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Image caption HSBC is to create five new branches in Northern Ireland

HSBC has announced it is to create five new branches in Northern Ireland over the next three years, almost doubling its presence in the region.

Up to 50 new jobs will be created at the bank through the initiative.

HSBC has been in Northern Ireland for 40 years - it was known formerly as Forward Trust Asset Finance.

It launched its first retail branch in Belfast in 2001 and has since opened further branches in Coleraine, Omagh, Portadown and Londonderry.

The bank also has two commercial centres in Belfast/Coleraine and Portadown/Omagh.

Cecil Russell, Northern Ireland Regional Director for HSBC said: "We are continuing with our plans to extend our presence within Northern Ireland, which will substantially increase our market share here.

"At HSBC we are very clear about what makes us a different kind of bank and we are building on those strengths that enable us to serve our customers best."

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