Lloyds Banking Group has introduced it’s going to shut 66 branches this winter.
Between October and January, 48 Lloyds Financial institution branches and 18 Halifax branches will shut – the newest in a wider development of huge banks pulling again from the excessive avenue.
It comes two months after the lender introduced plans to shut 28 branches between August and November.
Russell Galley, director of buyer relations at Lloyds Banking Group, mentioned: “Our clients have extra selection in how they financial institution with us.
“With our clients doing extra on-line, visits to some branches have fallen by as a lot as 85% over the previous 5 years.
“With our digital, on-line and phone providers, we’ll proceed to spend money on our branches, however they must be in the suitable locations and they’re nicely utilised.”
Lloyds mentioned there could be no obligatory or voluntary redundancies and employees may transfer to different branches or one other a part of the enterprise.
Greater than 5,000 financial institution and constructing society branches have closed since 2015, in keeping with commerce union Unite.
However Lloyds claims it has 19.1 million on-line clients and 15.6 million app customers, exhibiting the rising recognition of digital banking.
All branches to be closed are additionally promised to have a minimum of one free ATM inside half a mile and a put up workplace inside 1.1 miles.
As soon as all of the introduced closures are accomplished, 646 Lloyds Financial institution, 510 Halifax and 165 Financial institution of Scotland branches will stay.
Branches to be closed between October and January are:
Lloyd’s, Catterick Garrison
Lloyds, Malvern Hyperlink
Lloyds, Palmers Inexperienced
Lloyd’s, Lytham St. Anne’s
Lloyd’s, New Ollerton
Lloyd’s, Paternoster Sq., London
Lloyd’s, Earl’s Court docket Highway, London
Lloyd’s, Leadenhall St., London
Lloyd’s, Barton on Humber
Lloyds, Consumption, Sheffield
Lloyds, The Moor, Sheffield
Lloyd’s, Tilehurst, Studying
Lloyd’s, New Romney
Lloyds, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Lloyd’s, Wheelie Citadel, Birmingham
Lloyd’s, Edgware Highway, Paddington, London
Lloyd’s, Notting Hill Gate, London
Lloyd’s, West Wickham
Lloyd’s, Wootton Bassett
Lloyd’s, Cleobury Mortimer
Lloyd’s, Bishop Waltham
Lloyd’s, Llandrindod Wells
Halifax, Excessive Holborn, London
Halifax, Tottenham Ct Rd, London