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Lloyds to shut 41 branches and Halifax to close seven - here's a full list of the impacted sites

Lloyds Banking Group, which owns Lloyds Bank and Halifax, is to shut 48 branches between January and April next year. The banking group will shut 41 Lloyds Bank branches and seven Halifax branches. We have full details below on which sites are being closed and what to do if your local branch is affected.

The banking group cites a fall in customer demand for the closures and also blames the move on regional disparities in demand. It comes after the group already announced that 100 of its branches are to close by the end of this year. The group has around 25 million customers. It says 18 million of them are active digital banking users and over 13 million are regular mobile app users. 

Bank branch closures have become increasingly common of late, with many of the big high-street names shutting stores. In March, Santander announced it would be closing 111 branches – about 20% of its UK network – and at the start of this month Virgin Money said it would close 30 of its branches early next year.

If you're unhappy about branch closures and are thinking of switching to a different bank as a result, see our Best Bank Accounts guide for the top alternatives.

You can still bank online or use Post Office services if your branch is closing

Lloyds Banking Group says affected customers will still have a choice in how they bank, with options including telephone banking, online and mobile banking, as well as its mortgage video appointment services.

If you're new to online banking or unsure how to use it, both Lloyds and Halifax offer step by step guides on how to register and log on, plus information on how to make payments and review transactions. For further help, you can contact Lloyds on 0345 606 6529 and Halifax on 0345 602 0000.

In addition, Lloyds Bank and Halifax customers can deposit and withdraw money from any of the Post Office's 11,500 branches. The Post Office branches also enable customers to check their balance and pay cheques into their account. Use the Post Office's branch finder tool to locate your nearest one.

If you need branch access and your outlet is closing, consider switching

If you no longer want to stay with Lloyds or Halifax (and you don't have a Post Office nearby), you might want to consider switching to a bank that does have a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee it too won't close in future. 

Banks with branches that currently have switching incentives include the following: 

  • Santander, which is offering a £130 cash bonus, plus 1% to 3% cashback on household bills for a £2/mth fee. 
  • Nationwide, which is offering a free £100 cash bonus, plus a year's 0% overdraft as well as getting 2% interest on up to £1,500 in the first year. 

See our Best Bank Accounts guide for the full details. 

Full list of Lloyds Banking Group branch closures

Here are the Lloyds Bank branches that will close between January and April next year: 

Lloyds bank branch closures


Closing Date
Amesbury 28/02/2022
Atherton 02/03/2022
Attleborough 16/03/2022
Balham 22/02/2022
Berkhamstead 09/03/2022
Birmingham Cotteridge 02/03/2022
Birmingham Springfield 16/02/2022
Brockworth 07/03/2022
Cambridge Cattle Market 24/02/2022
Coleford 15/03/2022
Crewkerne 07/03/2022
Darwen 08/02/2022
Dorking 17/03/2022
Earlestown 10/03/2022
Garston 03/02/2022
Great Bridge 17/02/2022
Harpenden 23/02/2022
Hatfield 01/03/2022
Hull Holderness Road 10/02/2022
Kings Cross 03/02/2022
Kirkby-in-Ashfield 07/02/2022
Leagrave 15/02/2022
Leatherhead 15/03/2022
Maldon 15/02/2022
Melksham 15/02/2022
Muswell Hill 31/01/2022
New Malden 14/02/2022
Oxted 07/03/2022
Penarth 09/02/2022
Ponteland 08/02/2022
Portsmouth North End 21/02/2022
Prescot  28/02/2022
Runcorn  01/03/2022
Seaford 17/03/2022
South Kensington 31/01/2022
Southampton Hythe 07/02/2022
St Marys Isle of Scilly 25/04/2022
Sydenham 21/02/2022
Tutbury 14/03/2022
Windsor 08/03/2022
Worthing George V Ave 02/02/2022

And here's the list of the Halifax branches that will close between February and March 2022:

Halifax branch closures


Closing Date
Bristol Whiteladies 01/02/2022
Christchurch 01/02/2022
Consett 03/03/2022
East Grinstead 14/03/2022
Portsmouth North End 22/02/2022
Sevenoaks 24/02/2022
Tewkesbury 02/02/2022

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