Full list of 16 bank branches set to close this week – is your local disappearing forever? | The Sun

MORE THAN a dozen bank branches will close this week, including HSBC and NatWest.

Banks and building societies are set to close hundreds of branches this year as customers opt for digital banking.

Nearly 80 branches will be pulling down their shutters for the final time in May according to LINK, the UK's cash machine network.

Some banks have already shut, with dozens of new closures still to come.

Closures will come in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, impacting a number of banks, including HSBC, Halifax and NatWest.

The closures come as more and more customers of major high street banks shift to do their banking online and on apps.


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Full list of 53 bank branches set to close in May and some will shut in days

Below is the full list of 16 bank branches that will close between now and Sunday, May 14.

HSBC closures

  • Arnold – May 9
  • Brecon – May 9
  • Didcot – May 9
  • Dover – May 9
  • Minehead – May 9

Halifax closures

  • Surbiton – May 10

Lloyds Bank closures

  • Beeston – May 11
  • Twickenham – May 11
  • Weybridge – May 10
  • Whitstable – May 11

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NatWest closures

  • Bootle – May 10
  • Crawley – May 11
  • Exeter – May 9
  • Frome – May 11

TSB closures

  • Newark – May 9
  • Pemberton, Wigan – May 11

The Sun has also put together a full list of bank closures taking place throughout May.

What can I do if my local bank branch closes down?

While the shift from in-person to mobile and online banking isn't an issue for most people, it can be if you don't have access to the internet.

Concerns have been raised the closure of banks will adversely impact the elderly, who might be left without a nearby branch.

But there are ways you can carry on banking if you've found yourself in this situation.

You can do most basic banking tasks at your local Post Office.

Plus, many banks offer a mobile banking service, which is where it brings a bus to your local area offering all the services you normally get in a physical branch.

It's worth calling up your bank to see if it does something like this.

Other banks use buildings such as village halls or libraries to offer mobile banking services.

Banking hubs, which offer traditional shared services, have also been set up in locations around the UK to help plug the gap.

There are plans to open dozens more hubs across the UK and the LINK has announced plans for a further eight new- taking the total number of planned hubs to 47.

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