Martin Lewis' MSE warns TSB customers to 'consider switching' banks

Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert has warned TSB customers to look for "alternatives" after it emerged 36 branches were shutting. High street bank TSB has said it is shutting 36 bank branches across the UK as part of efforts to move to a better balance of digital and face-to-face services.

It said its customers were now doing most of their banking digitally. The latest round of closures will leave the group with 175 branches across the country, as well as other face-to-face banking services, TSB said today (Wednesday).

BBC and ITV star Mr Lewis' MSE team has explained: "See if there's a TSB 'pop-up' near you. There are currently 47 of these across England, Scotland and Wales. In these pop-ups you can talk to a TSB staff member about general product enquiries, managing your existing payments, help with internet and mobile banking and more."

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But it also explained: "If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching." A full list of the 36 branch closures that were announced on Wednesday can be viewed below, as published by MSE.

The following are set to close in September 2024, according to the TSB statement issued on Wednesday.

- Alloa

- Bedworth

- Birmingham, Pype Hayes

- Bridlington

- Buxton

- Carmarthen, Blue Street

- Cwmbran, General Rees Square

- Dovercourt

- Edinburgh, Leith

- Felixstowe

- Frome

- Glasgow, Cardonald

- Glasgow, Castlemilk

- Haddington

- Hounslow

- Lerwick

- Leven

- London, Bethnal Green

- London, Clapham

- Longton

- Manchester, Middleton

- Newcastle Upon Tyne, Milvain

- Peterhead

- Sheerness

- Stornoway

- Torquay, St Marychurch

- Whitehaven.

The following are set to close in May 2025, TSB has also said today.

- Amble

- Aylsham

- Banff

- Bedlington

- Bude

- Crook

- Flint

- Tenbury Wells

- Whitchurch.