Halifax and Lloyds to close 40 more branches this year – here's the full list, plus alternatives
The latest closures mean the two banks will close at least 59 branches by the end of the year.
24 January 2023
Cladding crisis: six major lenders now offer mortgages on some affected buildings – but not everyone can get them
Flat-owners impacted by the cladding crisis in England may now be able to sell or remortgage their homes, with six major lenders agreeing to offer mortgages under new industry guidance.
10 January 2023
193 high street banks to close next year – check if your branch is on the list, plus alternatives
High street banks including HSBC, NatWest and Lloyds are set to close at least 193 more branches next year – we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
22 December 2022
Lloyds Banking Group to close a further 66 branches from October - here's the full list, plus alternative options
Lloyds Banking Group has announced more bank branch closures with a further 66 outlets set to close across England, Northern Ireland, and Wales between October 2022 and February 2023.
25 July 2022
Applying for a loan? Beware being asked to pay an upfront fee as Lloyds says scams have more than doubled
If you're applying for a loan, or have recently done so, beware being asked to pay an upfront fee in advance. The warning comes as fraudsters increasingly target people looking for financial help amid the cost-of-living crisis. Here's what to watch out for and what to do if you've been scammed.
30 May 2022
Lloyds Banking Group to shut another 20 Lloyds branches and eight Halifax outlets - here's what's happening
Lloyds Banking Group has announced a further round of branch closures, with 28 more outlets being shut across the UK between August and November this year. The closures are made up of 20 Lloyds Bank branches and eight Halifax outlets.
18 May 2022
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
Lloyds Bank wrongly declares customer DEAD, closing his account and cancelling all his direct debits
A Lloyds account holder was wrongly declared dead by the high street bank after data from the death notification service was misread by the lender, resulting in the customer having his account closed and his direct debits cancelled.
14 October 2021
Lloyds to introduce up to £28/mth fee for customers with 'free' access to its Gold, Platinum and Premier packaged bank accounts
The move impacts customers who took out these accounts before 2005 and who benefitted from offers to have the monthly fee waived provided they kept a certain amount of money in the accounts each month.
16 July 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
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