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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.

Halifax and Lloyds aren't the only banks shutting branches – HSBC is closing 114 branches this year, NatWest is closing 43 and Barclays will shut 26.

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.

Halifax AND Lloyds: You can access some banking services via the Post Office

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.

Some may want to consider setting up online banking

Of course, if you want to switch to banking online or via an app, Halifax and Lloyds both have step-by-step guides on how to set up online and app banking – click the link to go your bank's website and get started.

Full list of the latest branch closures by Halifax

The 18 newly-announced closures are highlighted in white below.

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
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.

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
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

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