HSBC threatens to close bank accounts of customers who refuse to wear face masks
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London-based HSBC has threatened to shut down customers' bank accounts if they refuse to mask up during visits to the bank's U.K. branches.
What are the details?
According to a Thursday report from the Daily Mail, the bank announced this week that it reserves the right to cancel the accounts of any customer who will not wear a face mask in its branch offices.
In a statement, Jackie Uhi, HSBC U.K.'s head of branch network, said, "Sadly, some people are failing to protect themselves, our branch colleagues, and other customers by refusing to wear a face covering inside our branches or observe social distancing. Our colleagues deserve respect and should not have to face violent or abusive behavior. Consider whether you need to visit the branch or could manage your banking form the safety of your own home via our digital channels."