Alert “06880” reader Peter Blau is not an HSBC fan.
HSBC is closing its Westport branch, in Bedford Square — the one that moved from near Starbucks by Parker Harding Plaza — as well as its 2 remaining Connecticut branches, in Darien and Stamfod.
They opened about 10 Fairfield County branches in 2007-08. By 2011 they had closed all but 3.
In one of the more bizarre bank communications, HSBC tells me I can still enjoy “the same great service and convenient banking accounts” now that “all accounts will move to our Rye City branch.”
That’s right: Rye, New York. 22 miles away, and anywhere from 35 to 85 minutes, depending on traffic.
Not that I worry. I closed my HSBC accounts over 10 years ago, after a comical series of bank errors.
But I thank them for staying in touch.