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Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds, NatWest and RBS to close dozens more branches this year – here's the full list, plus alternatives

High street banks including Lloyds and NatWest will close at least 81 more branches this 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 new branch closures this week – click on your bank's name for a full list of the branch closures announced for this year so far, plus the alternatives:

  • Bank of Scotland – four branches closing
  • Halifax – nine more branches closing (32 in total)
  • Lloyds – 26 more branches closing (62 in total)
  • NatWest – 40 more branches closing (104 in total)
  • RBS – two branches closing

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.

Bank of Scotland – four branches closing

Here's the full list – all were announced this week:

  • Bank of Scotland branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date


    19 Roman Road G61 2SP



    389 North Deeside Road AB15 9SX



    300 Lawnmarket EH1 2PH



    236 Albert Drive G41 2NL


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

Halifax – 32 branches closed or closing this year

Here's the full list, with the nine newly-announced closures highlighted in blue:

  • Halifax branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Aldershot 24 Union Street GU11 1DA 26/04/2023
    Bangor 243/245 High Street LL57 1PA 17/04/2023
    Birmingham 26-28 Colmore Row B3 2QE 25/01/2023
    Bletchley 47 Queensway MK2 2ZW 18/05/2023
    Bristol Unit 4, Emersons Green Retail Pk BS16 7AE 19/07/2023
    Catford 144 Rushey Green SE6 4HQ 18/07/2023
    Chester Le Street 58/60 Front Street DH3 3BD 19/04/2023
    Chingford 269/271 Chingford Mount Road E4 8LP 15/05/2023
    Chorlton-cum-Hardy 579 Barlow Moor Road M21 8AE 27/04/2023
    Coleraine 24 The Diamond BT52 1DP 10/01/2023
    Crouch End 6 Broadway Parade N8 9DH 27/04/2023
    Denton 29 Manchester Road M34 3JU 30/08/2023
    Golders Green 4/6 North End Road NW11 7PL 03/05/2023
    Grays 48-50 High Street RM17 6NA 22/06/2023
    Leeds 36 The Headrow LS1 8EQ 29/03/2023
    Leeds 18 King Edward Street LS1 6BT 12/01/2023
    London 50 Fenchurch Street EC3M 3JY 19/04/2023
    Maldon 52A High Street CM9 5UJ 05/06/2023
    Mirfield 194 Huddersfield Road WF14 8AZ 21/09/2023
    Newmarket 24 Market Street CB8 8EF 11/09/2023
    Newton Aycliffe 58 Beveridge Way DL5 4DS 06/09/2023
    Norbury 1513 London Road SW16 4AE 04/05/2023
    Otley 3/5 Kirkgate LS21 3HN 05/09/2023
    Porthcawl 32 John Street CF36 3BA 07/09/2023
    Purley 1 Purley Parade, High Street CR8 2AB 22/06/2023
    Putney 171/173 Putney High Street SW15 1TE 04/05/2023
    Redruth 20 Fore Street TR15 2BD 16/05/2023
    Sheerness 71 High Street ME12 1NE 18/05/2023
    St Neots 38 High Street PE19 1BJ 06/06/2023
    Surbiton 79 Victoria Road KT6 4NS 10/05/2023
    Tadcaster 24 Bridge Street LS24 9AL 22/08/2023
    Whitley Bay 22/24 Park View NE26 2TH 21/06/2023

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 access to these services you can use a Post Office branch.

Lloyds – 62 branches closed or closing this year

Here's the full list, with the 26 newly-announced closures highlighted in blue:

  • Lloyds branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Aintree 2 Longmoor Lane L9 0EQ 06/06/2023
    Beckenham 60 High Street BR3 1ET 20/04/2023
    Beeston The Square NG9 1EF 11/05/2023
    Benton 331 Benton Road NE7 7EE 17/07/2023
    Bishop's Waltham The Square SO32 1GS 24/01/2023
    Borehamwood 189 Shenley Road WD6 1AW 22/05/2023
    Caldicot 25 Newport Road NP26 4BG 16/01/2023
    Cambridge Chesterton Road CB4 3AU 31/07/2023
    Carlton 355 Carlton Hill NG4 1JE 26/07/2023
    Chapeltown 14b Station Road S35 2XH 24/07/2023
    Cheddar Bath Street BS27 3AB 09/01/2023
    Chingford 34 Station Road E4 7BE 25/04/2023
    Cinderford 25 High Street GL14 2SF 09/01/2023
    Cleobury Mortimer 39 High Street DY14 8DH 12/01/2023
    Corringham 22 Grover Walk SS17 7LY 21/08/2023
    Dagenham 218 The Heathway RM10 8QS 26/04/2023
    Doncaster 276 Great North Road DN6 7HN 20/09/2023
    Downham Market 26 Bridge Street PE38 9DH 04/09/2023
    East Horsley 5 Ockham Road South KT24 6QW 18/09/2023
    Eckington 60 Market Street S21 4JH 09/08/2023
    Fulwell 14 Sea Road SR6 9BT 20/07/2023
    Gillingham 106-108 High Street ME7 1AX 25/04/2023
    Harrow 254 Northolt Road HA2 8DZ 29/06/2023
    Hazel Grove 140-144 London Road SK7 4DJ 01/08/2023
    Helston 1 Market Place TR13 8SU 24/01/2023
    Holyhead 5-7 Boston Street LL65 1BS 23/01/2023
    Hyde 2-6 Clarendon Place SK14 2QZ 21/06/2023
    Ipswich 132 Bramford Road IP1 4AB 04/05/2023
    Lampeter 9 High Street SA48 7BQ 15/05/2023
    Littlehampton 1 Beach Road BN17 5HY 23/05/2023
    Llandrindod Wells Middleton Street LD1 5DG 16/01/2023
    London 8 Marylebone High Street W1U 4NN 03/05/2023
    London 31-33 Holloway Road N7 8JU 25/07/2023
    London Thavies Inn House, 6 Holborn Circus EC1N 2HP 01/08/2023
    London 39 Threadneedle Street EC2R 8AU 02/08/2023
    Looe Fore Street, East Looe PL13 1DP 25/01/2023
    New Mills 14-16 Union Road SK22 3ES 17/08/2023
    Newcastle upon Tyne Station Road, Newburn NE15 8LS 14/09/2023
    Newport 95 High Street TF10 7AZ 13/06/2023
    Norbury 1433-1435 London Road SW16 4AG 19/04/2023
    Peterborough Rightwell East, Bretton Centre PE3 8BP 17/07/2023
    Pontefract 21/23 Ropergate WF8 1LG 20/04/2023
    Porthcawl 49 John Street CF36 3AS 07/09/2023
    Pwllheli 90 Stryd Fawr LL53 5RN 12/01/2023
    Ripley 27-29 Oxford Street DE5 3AH 14/06/2023
    Rustington 131 The Street BN16 3DW 05/06/2023
    Shaftesbury 32 High Street SP7 8JJ 13/06/2023
    Shepton Mallet 5 High Street BA4 5AB 31/07/2023
    Shirebrook 102-104 Market Street NG20 8AD 04/09/2023
    Sidmouth 39 High Street EX10 8LQ 05/09/2023
    Slaithwaite 22 Carr Lane HD7 5AN 26/01/2023
    Tumble 18 Heol-y-Neuadd SA14 6EL 03/08/2023
    Twickenham 17 Heath Road TW1 4AW 11/05/2023
    Wallingford 4 Market Place OX10 0EH 23/01/2023
    Wellington 27 Fore Street TA21 8AF 13/09/2023
    Welshpool 40 Broad Street SY21 7RT 26/01/2023
    Weybridge 1C Church Street KT13 8DA 10/05/2023
    Whitstable 14 High Street CT5 1BH 11/05/2023
    Wickersley 232 Bawtry Road S66 1AA 15/05/2023
    Withernsea 185 Queen Street HU19 2JR 12/09/2023
    Wotton-Under-Edge 23 Long Street GL12 7DA 23/08/2023
    Ystradgynlais 14 Commercial Street SA9 1HD 19/09/2023

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

NatWest – 104 branches closed or closing

Here's the full list, with the 40 newly-announced closures highlighted in blue:

  • NatWest branch closures 2023

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Aberdeen 262 Union Street AB10 1TP 18/01/2023
    Aldridge 30 Anchor Road WS9 8PJ 20/07/2023
    Ashton-in-Makerfield 65 Gerard Street WN4 9AH 27/06/2023
    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
    Birstall 659 Loughborough Road LE4 4NT 01/06/2023
    Blackpool 344 Lytham Road FY4 1DY 25/04/2023
    Blandford Forum 25 Market Place DT11 7AF 01/08/2023
    Bletchley  215 Queensway MK2 2YY 29/06/2023
    Bootle 329 Stanley Road L20 3EH 10/05/2023
    Bournemouth  Unit 3, The Shopping Centre BH8 9US 08/08/2023
    Brighouse 12 Bradford Road HD6 1RL 09/08/2023
    Brighton  8 -11 Pavillion Buildings BN1 1DP 16/08/2023
    Bristol  40 Queens Road BS8 1BF 04/07/2023
    Broadstone 208 Lower Blandford Road BH18 8DT 12/01/2023
    Broadwater 5 Broadwater Street East BN14 9AB 16/05/2023
    Bromsgrove 124 High Street B61 8HJ 31/01/2023
    Buxton 2 Spring Gardens SK17 6DJ 14/02/2023
    Cardiff 207 Richmond Road CF24 3UX 18/07/2023
    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
    Christchurch 57 High Street BH23 1BB 16/08/2023
    Cleethorpes Corner of Alexandra & Sea View Street DN35 8YA 07/03/2023
    Clitheroe York Street BB7 2DN 15/02/2023
    Colwyn Bay 2 Abergele Road LL29 7WY 17/05/2023
    Coventry 118 Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED 19/01/2023
    Cranbrook High Street TN17 3EA 30/05/2023
    Crawley Gatwick Road RH10 9RF 11/05/2023
    Croydon 209 Lower Addiscombe Road CR0 6RB 17/01/2023
    Croydon 40 Whitgift Centre CR0 1UQ 04/07/2023
    Croydon 111 South End CR0 1BJ 19/07/2023
    Deal 31 High Street CT14 6EW 05/07/2023
    Devizes  1 Market Place SN10 1HR 08/03/2023
    Dorking 14 High Street RH4 1AX 25/07/2023
    Dundee 1 Courthouse Square DD1 1NT 10/01/2023
    Dunstable 4 High Street North LU6 1JU 03/05/2023
    Eastleigh 34 Southampton Road SO50 9XN 16/02/2023
    Edinburgh 109 George Street EH2 4JW 24/01/2023
    Exeter 18 St. Thomas Centre EX4 1DE 09/05/2023
    Fakenham Market Place & Bridge Street Corner NR21 9BA 10/08/2023
    Fleet 176 Fleet Road GU51 4DE 27/04/2023
    Frome 4 Market Place BA11 1AE 11/05/2023
    Fulwood 292 Garstang Road PR2 9RQ 17/08/2023
    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
    Heald Green 260 Finney Lane SK8 3QF 11/07/2023
    Henley-on-Thames 18 Market Place RH9 2AP 07/02/2023
    Hertford 104 Fore Street SG14 1YY 15/08/2023
    Heslington Main Street YO10 5ZB 27/04/2023
    Hull  302 Holderness Road HU9 2YP 11/07/2023
    Ilkley 19 The Grove LS29 9TA 21/02/2023
    Ilminster 10 East Street TA19 0AA 18/05/2023
    Isleworth 468 London Road TW7 4DD 12/07/2023
    Knowle  290 Wells Road BS4 2QA 12/07/2023
    Knutsford 82 King Street WA16 6EG 02/08/2023
    Lewes 11 High Street BN7 2LH 11/01/2023
    Llansamlet Phoenix Way SA7 9FS 25/05/2023
    London 214 High Holborn WC1V 7BF 10/01/2023
    London 128 Balham Road SW12 9AA 24/01/2023
    London 145 Clapham High Street SW4 7SZ 26/04/2023
    London 10 Marylebone High Street W1U 4BT 23/05/2023
    London 20 Dean Street W1D 3RU 05/07/2023
    London 134 Aldersgate Street EC1A 4JA 13/07/2023
    London 156 Fleet Street EC4A 2DX 17/08/2023
    Maidstone 197 Sutton Road ME15 9BT 04/05/2023
    March 18 Broad Street PE15 8TN 25/07/2023
    Market Harborough 21 St Mary's Road LE16 7DY 11/01/2023
    New Malden 64 High Street KT3 4HB 13/07/2023
    Oxted 12 Station Road East RH8 0PR 22/02/2023
    Parkstone 209 Ashley Road BH14 9DR 07/03/2023
    Peterborough 210 Lincoln Road PE1 2YY 26/07/2023
    Potters Bar 181 Darkes Lane EN6 1DL 22/02/2023
    Romford 192 Hilldene Avenue RM3 8DD 06/07/2023
    Rothwell 2 Jail Yard Parade LS26 0AF 28/06/2023
    Runcorn 53 High Street WA7 1AQ 02/08/2023
    Ryde  St. Thomas Square PO33 2PL 10/08/2023
    Sandbach Hightown CW11 1JY 08/02/2023
    Sheerness 29 High Street ME12 1NU 24/05/2023
    Shipley 19 Market Street BD18 3PW 23/02/2023
    Southampton 416 Bitterne Road SO18 1DT 25/04/2023
    Southsea 68 Palmerston Road PS5 3SJ 23/02/2023
    St. Neots 37 High Street PE19 1BP 28/02/2023
    Stony Stratford 80 High Street MK11 1AJ 03/08/2023
    Stourbridge 141 High Street DY8 1BF 08/02/2023
    Stratford Ground Floor, Gredley House E15 4BQ 30/11/2023
    Street 72 High Street BA16 0EJ 19/07/2023
    Stroud Bank Buildings GL5 3DT 26/04/2023
    Tamworth 8 Market Street B79 7LS 27/07/2023
    Thame 3 Cornmarket OX9 3YS 01/03/2023
    Tilehurst 74 School Road RG31 5ST 28/06/2023
    Tonbridge 130 High Street TN9 1DE 09/03/2023
    Torquay 128 Newton Road TQ2 7AD 31/05/2023
    Uckfield 49 High Street TN22 1AN 08/03/2023
    Waterlooville 93 London Road PO7 7EG 09/03/2023
    Westbury on Trym 13 High Street BS9 3BF 08/08/2023
    Wetherby 49 High Street LS22 6LS 09/02/2023
    Whitehaven 71 Lowther Street CA28 7AH 14/03/2023
    Whitley Bay 18 Park View NE26 2TQ 20/07/2023
    Wokingham 5 Broad Street RG40 1AX 09/02/2023
    Wymondham 5 Market Place NR18 0YY 01/08/2023

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.

RBS – two branches closing

Both closures were announced this week – they are:

Branch town Branch address Closure date
Tranent 36 High Street EH33 1HQ 27/07/2023
Johnstone 8 Church Street PA5 8DX 15/08/2023

Face-to-face banking alternative: See if there's a NatWest branch near you. 

RBS customers can use NatWest branches for everyday banking, such as cash deposits and withdrawals and paying in cheques – find your nearest NatWest branch.

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

You can access some banking services via the Post Office

Customers of most UK banks, including Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds, NatWest and RBS, 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 this 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 dozens more 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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