A bank in Newport on the Isle of Wight is to close for more than two weeks for refurbishment.

HSBC on St James' Street is shutting at 4.30pm on Thursday, April 25.

It is necessary to allow for 'improvements' to take place.

The Newport branch is the Island's last remaining HSBC following the closure of Ryde's bank last year.

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One customer said it is "a pity" the bank wasn't closed for a refurb before the Ryde branch shut its doors.

The nearest HSBC bank is on Commercial Road, Portsmouth.

Customers can also access some of the bank's services at the Post Office in Central Stores, Newport High Street.

The St James' Street branch is due to reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday, May 14.