A TSB "pop-up" service is to be launched in Johnstone following the closure of the town's branch earlier this month.

The bank has said 43 new pop-up services across the UK will support customers with banking services such as making payments, getting help with products and help with bereavements.

Some are being launched in April, with others to follow by the summer.

The pop-up services will operate one day a week in local communities, appearing in locations such as libraries, town halls, community centres and business centres.

They will be mainly based in locations where it would take customers more than 20 minutes to travel to their nearest TSB branch.

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The bank is also taking part in the Community Access to Cash Pilot (CACP) schemes to help people access their money.

Carol Anderson, director of branch banking at TSB, said: "Although we've seen a significant rise in customers using digital banking, we know accessing banking services and cash remains important to many customers and we're always looking for innovative and inclusive ways to help them.

"The pop-up service will support our customers in parts of the country where it takes longer to get to a branch. The pop-ups and future access to cash pilot will test demand for these types of services, giving us insight on what more we can do for customers in the future."

The move follows the closure of TSB's Rankine Street branch in Johnstone earlier this month, with its base in Renfrew to also shut on Tuesday, May 18.

It is part of major plans to shut 164 branches across the UK this year, with the loss of almost 1,000 jobs, and comes after the company already identified 82 sites for closure in 2019.

Bosses said the move has been driven by a “shift in customer behaviour,” including a huge reduction in the number of people using high street branches and instead opting for online banking.