Lloyds is shutting 48 more bank branches – is yours one of them?

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the closure of 48 branches early next year adding to 100 already shutting or shut in 2021.

The latest closures will affect 178 staff members at 41 Lloyds Bank and seven Halifax branches but the group said it had never made a compulsory redundancy when shutting a branch and was targeting voluntary redundancies or alternative roles for them.

Lloyds said that “significantly fewer” customers had been regularly visiting the affected branches over time.

Seven Halifax branches are to close

But Sharon Graham, general secretary of trade union Unite, said the decision was a “complete betrayal of the communities and staff who have long supported this highly profitable business”.

Lloyds said that nearly three-quarters of its 25 million customers were now active digital banking users.

Vim Maru, retail director for the group, said: “Like many other businesses, we’ve seen people using our branches less frequently in recent years, and this decline is continuing.

“Our branches remain a fundamental part of how we serve our customers but we need to ensure the size of our branch network reflects the number of customers wanting to use them.”

Lloyds also said that it was piloting a new network of “community bankers” to visit customers in the areas where they live.

The group said that of the newly announced closures, all had alternative access to cash within a third of a mile.

Charlie Nunn, chief executive officer of HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking division poses for a photograph in London, Britain February 19, 2020.
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Lloyds announced over the summer that it was to close 44 more bank branches between September and November, adding to 56 already shut earlier in the year.

The new closures will take place early in 2022.

Once complete, the group will have 738 Lloyds Bank branches, 553 Halifax branches, and 184 Bank of Scotland branches.

No Bank of Scotland branches are closing as part of the announcement.

Lloyds Banking Group is due to report third quarter financial results next week, the first under new chief executive Charlie Nunn.

Earlier this year it reported half-year pre-tax profits of £3.9bn.

Here is a list of the branches that are to shut and closing dates:

Lloyds Bank branches:

Amesbury, 28 February

Atherton, 2 March

Attleborough, 16 March

Balham, 22 February

Berkhamsted, 9 March

Birmingham Cotteridge, 2 March

Birmingham Springfield, 16 February

Brockworth, 7 March

Cambridge Cattle Market, 24 February

Coleford, 15 March

Crewkerne, 7 March

Darwen, 8 February

Dorking, 17 March

Earlestown, 10 March

Garston, 3 February

Great Bridge, 17 February

Harpenden, 23 February

Hatfield, 1 March

Hull Holderness Rd, 10 February

Kings Cross, 3 February

Kirkby-in-Ashfield, 7 February

Leagrave, 15 February

Leatherhead, 15 March

Maldon, 15 February

Melksham, 15 February

Muswell Hill, 31 January

New Malden, 14 February

Oxted, 7 March

Penarth, 9 February

Ponteland, 8 February

Portsmouth North End, 21 February

Prescot, 28 February

Runcorn, 1 March

Seaford, 17 March

South Kensington, 31 January

Southampton Hythe, 7 February

St Marys Isle of Scilly, 25 April

Sydenham, 21 February

Tutbury, 14 March

Windsor, 8 March

Worthing George V Ave, 2 February

Halifax branches:

Bristol Whiteladies, 1 February

Christchurch, 1 February

Consett, 3 March

East Grinstead, 14 March

Portsmouth North End, 22 February

Sevenoaks, 24 February

Tewkesbury, 2 February

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