Signage in Wales’ HSBC branches to become Welsh language first
Signage in Wales’ HSBC branches is to become Welsh language first, the bank has said.
It says it is working to make sure any new signage in branches in Wales is in Welsh first, as part of a move to boost the language.
It also wants to make sure that it can offer brochures and customer literature in Welsh.
This is part of an initiative that has been launched by HSBC UK for its staff to learn the Welsh language.
The banking giant said it will help branch staff in Wales learn or brush up on their Welsh language skills.
It says the initiative will tap into the skills and knowledge of fluent Welsh speakers in the bank, and will use online resources from the Government that have been produced in Wales to promote and facilitate the use of the language.
‘Welsh language alive’
Jackie Uhi, HSBC UK’s head of branch network, told PA: “We are extremely proud to have kept the Welsh language alive within our business in Wales.
“It is great to see use of the Welsh language become more prevalent in recent times, and as a service provider we are excited by the opportunity to engage more in Welsh, formalising the support we are able to give our customers across Wales.
“We want to give any customers wanting to speak Welsh that option, and I am pleased to see over 50 branch colleagues are working on improving their Welsh language skills to make that happen, with more colleagues expressing an interest in doing the same.