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Barclays to close ANOTHER 15 bank branches – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least 180 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further nine branch closures.

5 September 2023

Banks to be fined if they fail to provide free access to cash under new laws – here's what's happening

Banks and building societies will face fines if they fail to protect consumers' free access to cash under new powers being given to the financial regulator.

18 August 2023

The new bank branches: seven 'banking hubs' now up and running across the UK as latest opens in Scotland

The newest hub in Carnoustie, Scotland opened this week – and more than 60 other hubs are planned for locations around the UK.

9 August 2023

Savers to be sent switching prompts in crackdown on low rates - here's what's happening

Savers with accounts that pay low or no interest will soon be prompted to consider alternatives under a crackdown by the regulator.

31 July 2023

Virgin Money to close almost a third of its bank branches — here's the full list, plus alternatives

The bank will close another 39 of its branches this year - almost a third of its network. We've the full list of Virgin Money branch closures.

21 July 2023

First Direct debit card goes fee-free for overseas spending meaning near-perfect exchange rates

First Direct has scrapped all fees for overseas spending and cash withdrawals on its debit card for both new and existing customers, can reveal.

30 June 2023

It's not a scam! Nationwide is adding £100 to some customers' accounts from today – here's what you need to know

The building society will pay millions of its current account customers, who also have savings or a mortgage with it, £100 each in June.

13 June 2023

Intelligent Finance to close all current accounts by the end of the year – here's what you need to know

Intelligent Finance will close all of its existing current accounts by the end of the year, parent company Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed.

17 May 2023

HSBC and First Direct extend £500 interest-free overdraft buffer offer to help with cost of living – here's what you need to know

HSBC and sister bank First Direct are giving current account customers a £500 interest-free overdraft buffer for a year, if they request it. The banks, which are part of the same group, say they hope to support those most in need of help with the rising cost of living.

4 April 2023

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.

30 March 2023