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SOME people living in Portsmouth may need to change the details they use when making a payment to the city council as it is changing banks.

The council is switching to Barclays Bank from Monday as the Co-operative Bank is ending services to local councils.

Councillor Lee Mason said: ‘Most people who pay money to the council or receive payments will notice absolutely no difference, apart from a different bank appearing on cheques and other documents.

‘A small number of people will have to change the details they use when making a payment.

‘There’s no risk of anyone’s money not being credited to the council’s bank account while we make the switch. Direct debits are not affected.’

Those who make payments to the council online or by phone via their bank will need to change the bank details.

Some standing orders may be affected, so on December 6 customers are urged to ensure their bank is using the council’s new details. For help call (023) 9268 8111.