Over 80 more bank branches at Lloyds, Halifax, Natwest and RBS set to close: read the full list and when they shut

30 March 2023, 12:39

Several banks have revealed more branch closures
Several banks have revealed more branch closures. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

More than 80 branches are set to shut down this year at five separate banks later this year, in the latest round of closures.

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Lloyds, Natwest, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland are all set to close down physical locations, with customer preferences changing and banks also looking to cut costs.

Lloyds is closing 26 branches, Halifax is shutting nine, Natwest is ending operations at 40 locations, Royal Bank of Scotland, which is owned by Natwest, is shutting two, and Bank of Scotland is closing down four branches.

These closures will begin in June and run until the end of November, and are taking place in major cities like London and Leeds, as well as smaller, more rural locations with only one bank branch.

Hundreds of bank branches are already set to shut down this year in the name of efficiency and convenience.

Natwest is closing dozens more branches
Natwest is closing dozens more branches. Picture: Alamy

Lloyds Banking Group, which owns both Lloyds and Halifax, has already said that 40 branches would close between April and June this year.

It comes after it emerged that Barclays would close another 14 bank branches in June, taking the total this year to 28.

Read the full list of bank branch closures announced on Thursday below.

Lloyds Bank has announced several more closures
Lloyds Bank has announced several more closures. Picture: Alamy

Lloyds

  1. Lloyds Benton July 17
  2. Lloyds Peterborough July 17
  3. Lloyds Fulwell July 20
  4. Lloyds Chapeltown July 24
  5. Lloyds London July 25
  6. Lloyds Carlton July 26
  7. Lloyds Cambridge July 31
  8. Lloyds Shepton Mallet July 31
  9. Lloyds Hazel Grove August 1
  10. Lloyds London August 1
  11. Lloyds London August 2
  12. Lloyds Tumble August 3
  13. Lloyds Eckington August 9
  14. Lloyds New Mills August 17
  15. Lloyds Corringham August 21
  16. Lloyds Wotton-Under-Edge August 23
  17. Lloyds Downham Market September 4
  18. Lloyds Shirebrook September 4
  19. Lloyds Sidmouth September 5
  20. Lloyds Porthcawl September 7
  21. Lloyds Withernsea September 12
  22. Lloyds Wellington September 13
  23. Lloyds Newcastle upon Tyne September 14
  24. Lloyds East Horsley September 18
  25. Lloyds Ystradgynlais September 19
  26. Lloyds Doncaster September 20
Halifax
Halifax. Picture: Alamy

Halifax

  1. Halifax Catford July 18
  2. Halifax Bristol July 19
  3. Halifax Tadcaster August 22
  4. Halifax Denton August 30
  5. Halifax Otley September 5
  6. Halifax Newton Aycliffe September 6
  7. Halifax Porthcawl September 7
  8. Halifax Newmarket September 11
  9. Halifax Mirfield September 21
NatWest
NatWest. Picture: Alamy

Natwest

  1. NatWest Ashton-in-Makerfield June 27
  2. NatWest Rothwell June 28
  3. NatWest Tilehurst June 28
  4. NatWest Bletchley June 29
  5. NatWest Bristol July 4
  6. NatWest Croydon July 4
  7. NatWest Deal July 5
  8. NatWest London July 5
  9. NatWest Romford July 6
  10. NatWest Heald Green July 11
  11. NatWest Hull July 11
  12. NatWest Isleworth July 12
  13. NatWest Knowle July 12
  14. NatWest London July 13
  15. NatWest New Malden July 13
  16. NatWest Cardiff July 18
  17. NatWest Croydon July 19
  18. NatWest Street July 19
  19. NatWest Aldridge July 20
  20. NatWest Whitley Bay July 20
  21. NatWest Dorking July 25
  22. NatWest March July 25
  23. NatWest Peterborough July 26
  24. NatWest Tamworth July 27
  25. NatWest Blandford Forum August 1
  26. NatWest Wymondham August 1
  27. NatWest Knutsford August 2
  28. NatWest Runcorn August 2
  29. NatWest Stony Stratford August 3
  30. NatWest Bournemouth August 8
  31. NatWest Westbury on Trym August 8
  32. NatWest Brighouse August 9
  33. NatWest Fakenham August 10
  34. NatWest Ryde August 10
  35. NatWest Hertford August 15
  36. NatWest Brighton August 16
  37. NatWest Christchurch August 16
  38. NatWest London August 17
  39. NatWest Fulwood August 17
  40. NatWest Stratford November 30
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Bank of Scotland. Picture: Alamy

Royal Bank of Scotland

  1. RBS Tranent July 27
  2. RBS Johnstone August 15
Bank of Scotland
Bank of Scotland. Picture: Alamy

Bank of Scotland

  1. BoS Bearsden July 25
  2. BoS Edinburgh July 26
  3. BoS Pollokshields July 27
  4. BoS Cults August 14

Read more: Barclays to close over a dozen more bank branches this year - check if yours is affected

Read more: 40 more banks to disappear from high streets as Lloyds and Halifax close down branches

A Lloyds Banking Group spokesperson said: “Our customers are increasingly using digital channels to manage their money – we now have over 20 million regular digital users so it’s important we continue to develop the online services our customers want to use. Our branches will continue to be an option for our customers, alongside our telephone services, mobile app and online bank.”

"All of the branch locations announced for closure have a Post Office and at least one free to use ATM nearby.

"As with all proposed closures, these plans have been through LINK’s independent cash-access assessment, where a number of enhancements have been recommended.

"All colleagues who work at these branches will move to a role at another branch or in another part of our business, there are no job losses as a result of these changes."

"All closures have been made in line with the Access to Banking Standard and FCA guidance."

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