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193 high street banks to close next year – check if your branch is on the list, plus alternatives

High street banks including HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds are set to close at least 193 more branches next year – we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

Here's a list of the banks that have announced branch closures for 2023 – click on your bank's name for a full list of the affected branches and alternatives:

If your branch is shutting, you may want to consider switching to a bank that still has a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee that too won't close. See our Best bank accounts guide for the full list of banks offering switching incentives.

Barclays – 11 branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • Barclays bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Amersham 4 Sycamore Road HP6 5DT 01/03/2023
    Birmingham 161 High Street, Kings Heath B14 7LA 10/03/2023
    Bridlington 6 Manor Street YO15 2RU 06/03/2023
    Dagenham 227/231 Heathway RM9 5AN 03/03/2023
    Ellesmere Port 100 Whitby Road CH65 0AD 02/03/2023
    Liskeard The Parade PL14 6AR 02/03/2023
    Sittingbourne 85 High Street ME10 4AW 08/03/2023
    Sleaford 21 Market Place NG34 7SS 08/03/2023
    Swansea 16 Newton Road, Mumbles SA3 4AU 07/03/2023
    Torquay 39/40 Fleet Street TQ2 5DL 08/03/2023
    Weymouth 2B St Mary Street DT4 8PB 03/03/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: Book an appointment on the Barclays van or at a 'pop-up' bank

Barclays runs an educational and support van that enables Barclays and Barclaycard customers in England and Wales to access certain advice and help in their local area at specific times and dates each month. You can check if a nearby town is covered on Barclays' website.

Under the 'Barclays van' service customers can get advice on:

  • Buying a new home.
  • Online banking.
  • Saving for the future.
  • Setting up a business.

You can access similar support at one of Barclays' pop-up banking sites, located in spaces such as community centres, libraries and business hubs – find your nearest on the Barclays website.

However, the Barclays van service and pop-up locations don't have cash or counter services, so you won't be able to manage your money there. If you need to access to these services you can use a Post Office branch

Halifax – five branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • Halifax bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Birmingham 26-28 Colmore Row B3 2QE 25/01/2023
    Coleraine 24 The Diamond BT52 1DP 10/01/2023
    Leeds 18 King Edward Street LS1 6BT 12/01/2023
    Leeds 36 The Headrow LS1 8EQ 29/03/2023
    Sheerness 71 High Street ME12 1NE 18/05/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: See if a 'community banker' is visiting your area

Halifax 'community bankers' may visit an area for a short period of time after a branch closes. They'll have a dedicated office space in a local venue for you to chat in private and can offer support with account enquiries.

There's no need to book an appointment in advance – you can check if a community banker is visiting your area on Halifax's website and then just turn up.

However, be aware that community bankers don't offer cash or counter services, so you won't be able to manage your money with them. If you need to access to these services you can use a Post Office branch.

HSBC – 114 branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • HSBC bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Abergavenny 2 Frogmore Street  NP7 5AF 18/04/2023
    Alton 74 High Street GU34 1EZ 25/04/2023
    Arnold 104 Front Street NG5 7EG 09/05/2023
    Ashton-Under-Lyne 219 Stamford Street OL6 7QH 01/08/2023
    Beccles 3 New Market NR34 9HQ 27/06/2023
    Bethnal Green 465 Bethnal Green Road  E2 9QW 15/08/2023
    Bexhill-On-Sea 2 Devonshire Road TN40 1AT 18/04/2023
    Bicester 1 Sheep Street OX26 6JA 20/06/2023
    Bideford Alexandra House, The Quay EX39 2AF 02/05/2023
    Blackwood 91 High Street NP12 1PN 25/07/2023
    Blandford Forum 17 Market Place DT11 7AG 18/04/2023
    Bognor Regis 45 High Street  PO21 1RU 18/07/2023
    Brecon 5 High Street LD3 7AH 09/05/2023
    Bridport 17 East Street DT6 3JZ 23/05/2023
    Brighouse 23 Market Street HD6 1AR 16/05/2023
    Brombrough 58 Bromborough Village Road CH62 7ET 18/07/2023
    Chepstow 12 Beaufort Square NP16 5XJ 06/06/2023
    Chippenham 2 Market Place SN15 3HE 15/08/2023
    Christchurch 15 High Street BH23 1AF 25/07/2023
    Cirencester 2 Market Place GL7 2NS 08/08/2023
    Coalville High Street LE67 3EN 04/07/2023
    Coleraine 20-22 Railway Road BT52 1PD 02/05/2023
    Colwyn Bay 7 Conway Road LL29 7AD 15/08/2023
    Cowbridge 61 High Street  CF71 7YJ TBC
    Cromer 29A Church Street NR27 9ES 18/04/2023
    Denbigh 17 Vale Street LL16 3AG 08/08/2023
    Didcot 186 Broadway OX11 8RP 09/05/2023
    Dorchester 15 Cornhill DT1 1BJ 22/08/2023
    Dover 26 Biggin Street CT16 1BJ 09/05/2023
    Downend 20 Badminton Road BS16 6BN 25/04/2023
    Droitwich 11 Victoria Square WR9 8DH 04/07/2023
    Dundee 25-29 Murraygate DD1 2EE 30/05/2023
    Eastwood 53 Nottingham Road NG16 3AE 29/08/2023
    Epworth Market Place DN9 1EU TBC
    Fakenham 36 Market Place NR21 9DA 23/05/2023
    Filton 27 Gloucester Road BS7 0SQ 30/05/2023
    Frome 24 Market Place BA11 1AJ 06/06/2023
    Gainsborough 21 Market Place DN21 2BU 02/05/2023
    Gosforth 189 High Street NE3 1HE 18/07/2023
    Halesowen 1 Great Cornbow B63 3AD 16/05/2023
    Hampstead 122 Finchley Road NW3 5JD 15/08/2023
    Harpenden 1 High Street AL5 2RS 18/07/2023
    Henley-On-Thames 6 Market Place RG9 2AN 08/08/2023
    Hertford 36 Fore Street SG14 1BS 20/06/2023
    Holsworthy 1 The Square EX22 6DN TBC
    Honiton 86 High Street EX14 1JN 13/06/2023
    Hornchurch 173 High Street  RM11 3YS 15/08/2023
    Horsforth 88 Town Street LS18 4AR 18/07/2023
    Hove 125 Church Road  BN3 2AN 23/05/2023
    Hythe 17 The Marsh SO45 6ZB TBC
    Ilkley 1 Wells Road LS29 8HG 13/06/2023
    Kenilworth 46 The Square CV8 1EA 01/08/2023
    Kingswinford 23 Market Street DY6 9JT 11/07/2023
    Knutsford 19 Princess Street WA16 6BZ 06/06/2023
    Launceston 18 Broad Street PL15 8AQ 02/05/2023
    Leatherhead 18 North Street KT22 7AR 04/07/2023
    Leicester 11 Hinckley Road LE3 0LG 30/05/2023
    Leighton Buzzard 48 High Street LU7 1EE 29/08/2023
    Leominster 1 Broad Street HR6 8BU 25/04/2023
    Lewes 63 High Street BN7 1XQ 27/06/2023
    Liskeard Barras Street PL14 6AE 23/05/2023
    Long Eaton 41 Market Place NG10 1JN 11/07/2023
    Market Bosworth 7 Market Pl CV13 0JR 25/04/2023
    Market Harborough 15 High Street LE16 7NN 30/05/2023
    Marlow 46 High Street SL7 1AT 18/07/2023
    Minehead Wellington Square TA24 5LH 09/05/2023
    Morley Queen Street LS27 8DY 22/08/2023
    New Milton 87 Station Road BH25 6JE 27/06/2023
    North Finchley 789 High Road N12 8JX 08/08/2023
    Norwich 155 Mile Cross Lane NR6 6RL 25/07/2023
    Oakham 28 High Street LE15 6AR 20/06/2023
    Ormskirk 5 Moor Street L39 2AB 01/08/2023
    Oxted 66 Station Road RH8 0PJ TBC
    Palmers Green 1 Aldermans Hill N13 4YE 04/07/2023
    Penarth 1 Herbert Terrace, Stanwell Road CF64 2AH 13/06/2023
    Pocklington 12 Market Place YO42 2AR 06/06/2023
    Pontypool 1 Commercial Street NP4 6XU 27/06/2023
    Port Talbot 30 Station Road SA13 1JR 11/07/2023
    Portadown 52-56 Meadow Lane BT62 3NJ 06/06/2023
    Portishead 40 High Street BS20 6EN 04/07/2023
    Putney 172 Upper Richmond Road SW15 2SH 01/08/2023
    Reigate 18 High Street RH2 9AY 08/08/2023
    Rhyd-Y-Penau 75 Llandennis Road CF23 6EE 29/08/2023
    Ripley Church Street DE5 3BY 25/07/2023
    Ross-On-Wye 32 Gloucester Road HR9 5LF 20/06/2023
    Ryde 38 Union Street PO33 2LJ 22/08/2023
    Seaford 3 Sutton Park Road BN25 1QY 25/07/2023
    Settle Market Place BD24 9EN TBC
    Shaftesbury The Commons High Street SP7 8JX 25/04/2023
    Skipton 61 High Street BD23 1DW 13/06/2023
    Sleaford 26 Market Place NG34 7SB 13/06/2023
    South Shields 21 Fowler Street NE33 1NW 13/06/2023
    Southampton 35 Middle Road SO31 7GH 11/07/2023
    St Austell 14 Fore Street  PL25 5EL 18/04/2023
    St Ives Market Hill PE27 5AP 18/04/2023
    St Neots 5 High Street PE19 1DE 27/06/2023
    Stamford 1 High Street PE9 2AL 16/05/2023
    Stirling 2-6 Murray Place FK8 2DD 06/06/2023
    Stourport-On-Severn 37 High Street DY13 8BD 30/05/2023
    Stroud 4 King Street GL5 3DS 16/05/2023
    Sudbury 46 Market Hill CO10 2ES 23/05/2023
    Tenby Tudor Square SA70 7AG TBC
    Tonbridge 100 High Street TN9 1AN 25/07/2023
    Twickenham 2 London Road TW1 3RY 20/06/2023
    Wadebridge 12 Molesworth Street PL27 7DB 27/06/2023
    Waltham Cross 109 High Street EN8 7AJ 30/05/2023
    Wells 1 Market Place BA5 2RN 20/06/2023
    Westbury-On-Trym 11 Canford Lane BS9 3DE 01/08/2023
    Wetherby 11 North Street LS22 6NT 11/07/2023
    Whitby 4 Baxtergate YO21 1BD 16/05/2023
    Whitley Bay 279 Whitley Road NE26 2SW 02/05/2023
    Wilmslow Bank Square SK9 1AR 02/05/2023
    Windsor 25 High Street SL4 1LN 22/08/2023
    Wymondham 2 Market Place NR18 0AP 22/08/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: See if there's an HSBC 'community event' near you

HSBC runs education and support 'community pop up events' in selected local areas across the UK. The bank says it has 350 of these events planned for 2023. You can check if a nearby town is covered on HSBC's website.

At the events, you can speak to HSBC staff and get:

  • Information about its products and services;
  • Help with online and mobile banking registrations and resets;
  • Tips and info on digital banking, banking at the Post Office and reducing the risk of fraud.

However, the events don't have cash or counter services, so you won't be able to manage your money there. If you need to access to these services you can use a Post Office branch.

Lloyds – 14 branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • Lloyds bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Bishop's Waltham The Square SO32 1GS 24/01/2023
    Caldicot 25 Newport Road NP26 4BG 16/01/2023
    Cheddar Bath Street BS27 3AB 09/01/2023
    Cinderford 25 High Street GL14 2SF 09/01/2023
    Cleobury Mortimer 39 High Street DY14 8DH 12/01/2023
    Helston 1 Market Place TR13 8SU 24/01/2023
    Holyhead 5-7 Boston Street LL65 1BS 23/01/2023
    Lampeter 9 High Street SA48 7BQ 15/05/2023
    Llandrindod Wells Middleton Street LD1 5DG 16/01/2023
    Looe Fore Street, East Looe PL13 1DP 25/01/2023
    Pwllheli 90 Stryd Fawr LL53 5RN 12/01/2023
    Slaithwaite 22 Carr Lane HD7 5AN 26/01/2023
    Wallingford 4 Market Place OX10 0EH 23/01/2023
    Welshpool 40 Broad Street SY21 7RT 26/01/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: Check if Lloyds' 'mobile branch' service is available in your area

Lloyds runs a mobile branch service that enables customers in England and Wales to access certain services in their local area at specific times and dates each month. You can check if a nearby town is covered on Lloyds' website.

Some of the services available as part of the mobile branch service are:

  • Cash/cheque deposits.
  • Managing standing orders and direct debits.
  • Paying bills.
  • Sending money outside the UK.
  • Withdrawing cash.

Alternatively, you can also use the Post Office for some everyday banking services including cash deposits and withdrawals.

Nationwide – one branch closing

The building society has so far only announced one branch closure for next year:

London – 46 Portman Square, W1H 6LZ – closing on 23 February 2023.

Face-to-face banking alternative: Here, the simplest option is to use another nearby branch – the nearest is 1.1 miles away at 225/226 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7QF.

NatWest – 43 branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • NatWest bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Aberdeen 262 Union Street AB10 1TP 18/01/2023
    Ayr 19 Miller Road KA7 2BX 12/01/2023
    Beeston 19 High Road NG9 2JX 25/01/2023
    Berkhamstead 119 High Street HP4 1AW 25/01/2023
    Broadstone 208 Lower Blandford Road BH18 8DT 12/01/2023
    Bromsgrove 124 High Street B61 8HJ 31/01/2023
    Buxton 2 Spring Gardens SK17 6DJ 14/02/2023
    Caterham 1 Croydon Road CR3 6PA 01/02/2023
    Cheadle 34 High Street SK8 1AP 02/02/2023
    Cheltenham 151 Bath Road GL53 7LT 26/01/2023
    Cleethorpes Corner of Alexandra & Sea View Street DN35 8YA 07/03/2023
    Clitheroe York Street BB7 2DN 15/02/2023
    Coventry 118 Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED 19/01/2023
    Croydon 209 Lower Addiscombe Road CR0 6RB 17/01/2023
    Devizes  1 Market Place SN10 1HR 08/03/2023
    Dundee 1 Courthouse Square DD1 1NT 10/01/2023
    Eastleigh 34 Southampton Road SO50 9XN 16/02/2023
    Edinburgh 109 George Street EH2 4JW 24/01/2023
    Gerrards Cross 44 Packhorse Road SL9 8EG 21/02/2023
    Glasgow 14 Blythswood Square G2 4AU 26/01/2023
    Glossop Norfolk Square SK13 8BR 02/03/2023
    Headington 91 London Road OX3 9AF 07/02/2023
    Henley-on-Thames 18 Market Place RH9 2AP 07/02/2023
    Ilkley 19 The Grove LS29 9TA 21/02/2023
    Lewes 11 High Street BN7 2LH 11/01/2023
    London 214 High Holborn WC1V 7BF 10/01/2023
    London 128 Balham Road SW12 9AA 24/01/2023
    Market Harborough 21 St Mary's Road LE16 7DY 11/01/2023
    Oxted 12 Station Road East RH8 0PR 22/02/2023
    Parkstone 209 Ashley Road BH14 9DR 07/03/2023
    Potters Bar 181 Darkes Lane EN6 1DL 22/02/2023
    Sandbach Hightown CW11 1JY 08/02/2023
    Shipley 19 Market Street BD18 3PW 23/02/2023
    Southsea 68 Palmerston Road PS5 3SJ 23/02/2023
    St. Neots 37 High Street PE19 1BP 28/02/2023
    Stourbridge 141 High Street DY8 1BF 08/02/2023
    Thame 3 Cornmarket OX9 3YS 01/03/2023
    Tonbridge 130 High Street TN9 1DE 09/03/2023
    Uckfield 49 High Street TN22 1AN 08/03/2023
    Waterlooville 93 London Road PO7 7EG 09/03/2023
    Wetherby 49 High Street LS22 6LS 09/02/2023
    Whitehaven 71 Lowther Street CA28 7AH 14/03/2023
    Wokingham 5 Broad Street RG40 1AX 09/02/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: See if there's a 'mobile branch' or RBS branch near you

NatWest runs a mobile branch service that can be found at various locations throughout the year, for up to five days at a time. The service lets you do everyday banking including making deposits, withdrawing cash and paying bills.

You can find out where your nearest mobile branch is, or when it will next be in your area, on the NatWest website.

NatWest customers can also use Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches for everyday banking such as cash deposits and withdrawals and paying in cheques – find your nearest RBS branch.

Alternatively, you can use the Post Office to access cash, pay in cheques or check your balance.

Santander – five branches closing

Here's the full list:

  • Santander bank branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Dartford  Unit 45, Bluewater Shopping Centre DA9 9SQ 30/03/2023
    Derby 93-95 St Peters Street DE1 2AT 30/03/2023
    Milton Keynes 201 Grafton Gate East MK9 1AN 29/06/2023
    Milton Keynes 29 Midsummer Place MK9 3GB 29/06/2023
    Sheffield 27 The Arcade, Meadowhall Centre S9 1EH 30/03/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: Use the Post Office – see below for more on this.

You can access some banking services via the Post Office

Customers of most UK banks, including Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander, can access certain services from any of the Post Office's 11,400 branches. Use the Post Office's branch finder tool to locate your nearest. Services available include:

  • Cash/cheque deposits. 
  • Checking your balance. 
  • Withdrawing money. 

More 'banking hubs' to open next year – see if one is coming to your area

As bank branches continue to disappear from the high street, another alternative being rolled out is shared 'banking hubs'.

These operate in a similar way to bank branches, but their facilities are shared, with banks providing staff on rotation so that trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.

Four hubs are now open at the following locations:

  • Brixham, Devon – 62 Fore Street, TQ5 8EF
  • Cambuslang, Lanarkshire – 158 Main Street, G72 7EL
  • Cottingham, East Yorkshire – 121 Hallgate, HU16 4DA
  • Rochford, Essex – 38-40 West Street, SS4 1AJ

There are plans for more than 20 other hubs across the UK – for more on how they work, and to check if there's one planned for your area, see our Banking hubs MSE News story.

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