Co-op Bank to cut branch network by at least 15%
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The Co-operative Bank plans to cut its branch network by at least 15% by the end of next year, shedding 50 of its 324 branches and large numbers of jobs.

The bank said it would "significantly enhance" its internet and mobile banking services as a result.

The details came as it unveiled its rescue plan, drawn up at the weekend.

The deal will see creditors to the group, led by half-a-dozen hedge funds, end up with 70% of shares in the bank, leaving Co-op Group with 30%.

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