National Bank of Belgium to close half its remaining branches

NBB's former Antwerp branch

The National Bank of Belgium plans to terminate its operations in Mons and Hasselt in 2016, it announced today – halving the number of branches it operates from four to two.

The central bank is based in Brussels and currently has branches in Liège, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Mons. At one stage it had 23 branches, but has consolidated this number gradually over the past 15 years.

The most recent casualty was the central bank's branch in Antwerp – Belgium's second largest city – which was closed at the

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