SEVERAL banks are going to be pulling the plug on another 85 of their branches before the summer draws to a close.
The closures come as a number of major high street banks move more of their banking services online.
Lots of banks will have disappeared from the high street by the end of the year, though many are going to be shutting shop within days.
HSBC, Barclays, NatWest and Halifax are among some of the major banks which will be impacted.
Barclays is closing 36 branches between now and the end of September.
Several of these will be closing within days with the Southgate Chase Side store shutting on August 18 and the Chesterfield, Longton and Dunmowbranch branches closing on August 19.
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HSBC will be closing 16 of its banks too. The Southampton and Newark ones will be the latest to shut on August 17.
Meanwhile, Natwest, Lloyds and Halifax will be shutting 10 branches each between now and the end of September.
One Natwest branch in Hertford is closing today (August 15).
Several others will be closing within days including London, Fulwood, Brighton and Christchurch.
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The Bank of Scotland will be closing three more banks this summer – the Shotts one is closing today while the Stromness one will close on August 17 and the Troon one on September 17.
Here is the full list of bank branches that are closing between now and the end of Summer.
- Southampton – August 17
- Newark – August 17
- Dunfermline – August 18
- Wokingham – August 18
- Haltwhistle – August 18
- Birmingham – August 18
- Biggleswade – August 18
- Burnham-on-Crouch – August 22
- Windsor – August 23
- Diss – August 23
- Frome – August 23
- Worksop – August 24
- Birmingham – August 24
- Newcastle-under-Lyme – August 25
- Framlingham – August 25
- Brecon – August 25
- Wilmslow – August 25
- Chalfont St Peter – August 31
- Leominster – September 1
- Wellingborough – September 1
- Westfield, London – September 1
- Putney High Stree, London – September 1
- Finchley Road, London – September 6
- Harpingden – September 6
- St Ives – September 8
- Haverhill – September 8
- Falmouth – September 15
- Camrbdieg – Septemberr 15
- Hemsworth -September 15
- Lichfield – September 15
- Bournemouth – September 20
- Pontefract – September 22
- Redditch – September 29
- Bude – September 29
- Hanover Square, London – September 29
- Charing Cross, London – September 29
- Hamstead – August 15
- Chippenham – August 15
- Bethnal Green – August 15
- Hornchurch – August 15
- Dorchester – August 22
- Morley – August 22
- Wymondham – August 22
- Ryde – August 22
- Windsor – August 22
- Rhyd-Y-Penau – August 29
- Eastwood – August 29
- Leighton Buzzard – August 29
- Settle – September 5
- Epworth – September 5
- Holsworth – September 5
- Hythe – September 5
- Tadcaster – August 22
- Denton – August 30
- Newmarket – September 11
- Swiss Cottage – September 20
- Mirfield – September 21
- Haywards Heath – September 25
- Southampton – September 26
- Harborne – September 26
- Kingstanding – September 17
- Todmorden – September 28
- East Horsley – September 18
- Gloucester – September 18
- Ystradgynlais – Septmebr 19
- South Molton – September 19
- Doncaster – September 20
- Liphook – September 21
- Hazlemere – Septemberr 21
- Leeds – September 25
- Bournemouth – September 27
- Kidlington – September 28
- Hertford – August 15
- Brighton – August 16
- Christchurch – August 16
- Fleet Street, London – August 17
- Fulwood – August 17
- Corby -September 26
- Bethnal Green – September 27
- Bexhill-on-Sea – August 27
- Bognor Reguise – September 28
- Camberwell – Septembner 28
Bank of Scotland
- Shoots – August 15
- Stromness – August 17
- Troon – September 21
What you can do if your local bank branch closes
Many, particularly the elderly, still rely on in-person services and the closures will make it more difficult for these people to access services.
But there are still a number of ways in which affected customers can access basic banking services without having to venture to the next town.
If the latest raft of closures will leave you with no bank in your town, you should be able to do most basic tasks at your local Post Office.
You can use one of the Post Office’s nearly 12,000 branches to perform basic banking tasks — but not open new bank accounts or take personal loans and mortgages.
Many banks also offer a mobile banking service, which is where your bank brings a bus to your local area that has the services that are usually available at your branch.
You should call up your bank to see if it runs such a service and they will be able to tell you where and when it will be parked.
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 several locations around the UK to help plug the gap — including Brixham, Cambuslang, Cottingham and Rochford.
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Meanwhile, Barclays also revealed it was pulling the shutters down on another 14 locations this year.
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