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Lloyds Banking Group to shut 60 UK branches, including Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Halifax outlets – here is the full list of banks closing

Lloyds Banking Group has announced its closing 60 of its branches across the UK, in another blow to its customers. The closures include 24 Lloyds banks, 19 Bank of Scotland and 17 Halifax branches.

23 March 2022

Mortgage rates hit record low AGAIN as Halifax launches 0.83% two-year fix – how to find the best deal for you

Halifax has launched a two-year fixed mortgage with a record low interest rate of 0.83%. It comes amid a mortgage rate war with five-year fixes also dropping below 1% for the first time EVER last month. It's yet another reminder to check whether you could save £1,000s on your own mortgage now.

9 August 2021

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland pay out £13.6m in compensation over misleading home insurance renewal letters

About 350,000 Halifax, Lloyds and Bank of Scotland home insurance customers who had a policy between 2009 and 2017 have been paid an average of £38 each in compensation

9 July 2021

Lloyds and Halifax to close 44 branches by November – see the full list and where you can bank instead

29 Lloyds Bank branches and 15 Halifax branches are to close by the end of November, with the banks blaming the move on customers using them less.

24 June 2021

Halifax brings back bank switching bribes with £100 offer

It's the first new customer switching offer we've seen since the start of the coronavirus crisis in March

4 August 2020

Halifax Rewards changing soon – is it worth bagging the new deal?

Halifax is to overhaul its popular Reward current account from 1 June 2020, increasing the cash you can earn each month but adding a £3/mth fee for some

12 May 2020

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland to charge up to 49.9% interest on overdrafts from April

Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will scrap daily fees for arranged overdrafts from April and instead charge an interest rate based on customers' credit history

22 January 2020

100,000s of Help to Buy ISAs opened in week before deadline – here's what to do if you missed out

Over 40% of Nationwide's Help to Buy ISA accounts were opened in the final week before the deadline, as a last-minute rush saw over 300,000 applications at the building society alone - but if you missed out, you can still boost your savings with a Lifetime ISA

9 December 2019

Halifax to shake up Ultimate Reward account fees – are you a winner or loser?

Halifax is to change the fees it charges on its Ultimate Reward packaged bank account from November, can reveal. If you spend a lot on your debit card or have a high account balance you could pay less, but many who don't meet the criteria will pay more - we've full info and analysis

16 August 2019

200,000 Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers to get payouts after admin blunder

Around 200,000 Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers are owed payments of £30 each on average, due to administrative errors dating back to 2012 which may have led to them not switching to better products

26 April 2019