UK-based lender TSB is closing 17 of its branches ahead of its takeover by Spanish banking group Sabadell in a deal valued at £1.7bn.
The bank will close the branches that are located within 500 metres from another TSB branch.
TSB head of branches Peter Navin said: "This is part of a big project to improve the customer experience in our branches.
"Clearly if we have a branch where nothing is being sold then we would look at that. As far as the partners are concerned, they will not have to worry about whether they had sold this product or that one."
The bank, which was formed in 2013 after being spun out of Lloyds Banking Group and is currently subject to a takeover bid from Spanish owned Sabadell, has 631 branches.
TSB CEO Paul Pester said, as he plans to position the bank as a challenger to the big four namely Lloyds, HSBC, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland: "TSB is starting to fire on all cylinders as we take on the big banks in our mission to bring more competition to UK banking."