56 Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches will close this year - here’s the full list of locations

By Claire Schofield
Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 1:04 pm
Lloyds Banking Group will close 56 of its branches across the UK this year (Photo: Shutterstock)
Lloyds Banking Group will close 56 of its branches across the UK this year (Photo: Shutterstock)

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it will close 56 of its branches across the UK this year. Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches are among those set for closure.

The banking group said the closures come as part of its store reduction programme which was set up in response to a consumer shift towards online banking.

Impending closures

A total of 56 branches will close between April and October this year, with staff numbers expected to be cut by less than 80, as many employees are due to be moved to other branches.

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    The closures include 31 Lloyds branches, 10 Halifax branches and 15 Bank of Scotland branches.

    This is the full list due to close this year:

    Halifax

    Billericay

    Boscombe

    Hull Holderness Road

    Knaresborough

    Locks Heath

    Marlow

    Reading Lower Earley

    Southsea

    Stoke Newington

    Whitton

    Bank of Scotland

    Auchterarder

    Balfron

    Edinburgh Dalry Road

    Edinburgh Greenside

    Edinburgh Liberton

    Edinburgh Tollcross

    Killin

    Kinross

    Galston

    Grantown on Spey

    Huntly

    Livingston

    Loanhead

    Tullos

    Turriff

    Lloyds

    Acomb

    Bath Oldfield Park

    Belvedere

    Bournemouth West Southbourne

    Blaby

    Bristol Downend

    Bristol Hanham

    Calne

    Cheadle (Cheshire)

    Cobham Surrey

    Colwyn Bay

    Cowbridge

    Dursley

    East Dulwich

    Gerrards Cross

    Hayle

    Holmfirth

    Leeds Moortown

    London Blackheath

    Malmesbury

    Market Rasen

    Moreton

    Mumbles Swansea

    Newcastle-upon-Tyne Haymarket

    Nottingham Aspley

    Portchester

    Reddish

    Scunthorpe Ashby

    Upton-by-Chester

    Wickham Hants

    Worcester St Johns

    Changing customer behaviours

    The most recent announcement is a continuation of the bank’s closures programme, which affected a number of Lloyds and Halifax sites in 2019.

    In a statement, a Lloyds Banking Group spokeswoman said, “We have confirmed that a number of branches will close between April and October this year.

    “This is in response to changing customer behaviours and the reduced number of transactions being made in branches.

    “In addition to our branches, all our customers can also use the Post Office to access their banking locally, alongside our mobile branches which visit many rural communities.”