Lloyds Banking Group closures list: The 44 branches to go this year

 (PA Archive)
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Lloyds Banking Group revealed on Wednesday that it is to close 44 branches across England and Wales this year.

The decision will see nine London sites close their doors, including a large Lloyds branch on Regent Street. A Halifax in Pinner and Lloyds branches in Kentish Town and Gants Hill are also among branches to shutter.

In total, 29 Lloyds Bank branches and 15 Halifax branches will close. See the full list below.

Many Britons have shifted their financial management online during the pandemic. Lloyds Banking Group said its branch transactions have fallen by 10% per year in the five years to March 2020, and have slumped further since Covid hit.

Vim Maru, Retail Director for Lloyds Banking Group, put the decision to close the 44 branches down to the fact the group has seen customers carry out fewer transactions at those locations in particular.

He pointed to the group’s surge in online banking customers, and said: “Like many businesses on the high street, we must change for a future where branches will be used in a different way, and visited less often.”

Unite Union slammed the decision as “a bitter blow for customers, staff and local communities”.

Unite national officer, Caren Evans, said the move “will deny our communities of essential services such as access to cash and experienced highly trained staff”.

But Maru said that the group will “continue to give our customers a choice in how they bank, with branches sitting alongside telephone banking, online and mobile banking, our video appointment services, our cashback through local shops programme, our participation in the industry BankHUB cash initiative and 11,500 Post Offices, at which our customers can bank and access cash”.

The group said that no compulsory redundancies were made as a result of the decision, and that it had consulted its unions, Accord and Unite.

The full list of Lloyds and Halifax branches set to close:

Lloyds - Bournemouth Westbourne

Lloyds -Cardiff Rumney

Lloyds - Leeds Horsforth

Halifax - Manchester Cross St

Lloyds - Northwood

Halifax -Plaistow West Ham

Lloyds -Stony Stratford

Lloyds - Church Village

Lloyds - Morley

Lloyds - London Regent St

Lloyds - Oakham

Lloyds - Brixham

Lloyds - Quinton

Lloyds - Mildenhall

Lloyds - Berkeley Square

Halifax - Chesham

Lloyds - Faversham

Halifax - Chertsey

Lloyds - Brighton Preston Circus

Lloyds - Gants Hill

Halifax - Fleet

Lloyds -Halstead

Lloyds - Holsworthy

Halifax - Harpenden

Lloyds - Henley-on-Thames

Lloyds - Hendon

Halifax - Potters Bar

Lloyds - Kempston

Halifax - Kenilworth

Lloyds - Towcester

Halifax - Hinckley

Lloyds - Kentish Town

Halifax - Market Harborough

Lloyds - Tadley

Halifax - Upminster

Halifax - Rugeley

Lloyds - Bromborough

Lloyds - Cheltenham Bath Rd

Halifax - Cheshunt

Lloyds - Haslemere

Lloyds - Newport Maindee

Halifax - Pinner

Lloyds - Sedgley Dudley

Halifax - Chesterfield Cent Pav

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