Halifax and Lloyds to close 40 more branches this year – here's the full list, plus alternatives
Lloyds Banking Group has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 18 more Halifax locations and 22 more Lloyds outlets set to shut between April and June this year. The latest closures mean the two banks will close at least 59 branches by the end of the year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with Halifax and Lloyds
Halifax: 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: 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.
Customers of most UK banks, including Halifax and Lloyds 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.
If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching
If you no longer want to stay with Halifax or Lloyds, you might want to consider switching to a bank that does have a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee that too won't close.
Banks currently offering cash switching incentives include:
- Santander - get £200 for switching. If you've never had a switch bonus from Santander before, you can get the free cash by switching a non-Santander group current account (includes Cahoot and Cater Allen) to a number of Santander's accounts. See Santander switch info for the options and our top pick.
- First Direct - get £175 for switching. Newbies who switch to First Direct can get a free £175. Plus, it's well-rated for service and offers a linked regular saver paying 7% interest. To get the free cash, you can't have ever had any account with First Direct, nor have opened a current account with sister bank HSBC since January 2019.
First Direct doesn't have any branches of its own, but First Direct customers can use HSBC branches to pay in cheques, as well as deposit and withdraw cash. So it could be an option if you have an HSBC branch nearby – though bear in mind HSBC is also closing lots of branches.
See our Best bank accounts guide for more options including the best bank accounts for savings interest and longer-term rewards.
Full list of the latest branch closures by Halifax
The 18 newly-announced closures are highlighted in white below.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Norbury||1513 London Road SW16 4AE||04/05/2023|
|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|
|Whitley Bay||22/24 Park View NE26 2TH||21/06/2023|
Full list of the latest branch closures by Lloyds
The 22 newly-announced closures are highlighted in white below.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dagenham||218 The Heathway RM10 8QS||26/04/2023|
|Gillingham||106-108 High Street ME7 1AX||25/04/2023|
|Harrow||254 Northolt Road HA2 8DZ||29/06/2023|
|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|
|Looe||Fore Street, East Looe PL13 1DP||25/01/2023|
|Newport||95 High Street TF10 7AZ||13/06/2023|
|Norbury||1433-1435 London Road SW16 4AG||19/04/2023|
|Pontefract||21/23 Ropergate WF8 1LG||20/04/2023|
|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|
|Slaithwaite||22 Carr Lane HD7 5AN||26/01/2023|
|Twickenham||17 Heath Road TW1 4AW||11/05/2023|
|Wallingford||4 Market Place OX10 0EH||23/01/2023|
|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|