HSBC to become ‘dementia friendly’ bank as it reveals partnership with major charities

By Jack Thomson

HSBC will become a ‘dementia friendly’ bank as it unveils initiatives to support people affected by the cognitive illness.

The bank has also committed to raising £3 million for Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland during a three-year partnership with the charities.

The plan also includes the running of information sessions for staff and an advice guide that offers help to customers with dementia and those who support them as they handle their finances.

As many as 850,000 people in the UK live with dementia and common symptoms of it include memory loss and difficulty in processing information, making banking a daunting prospect for sufferers.

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