Lloyds and Halifax closing 28 bank branches in 'inexcusable' betrayal of staff and local people, says union
"The management is letting down customers and their dedicated workforce," says Unite the union
Lloyds Banking Group is to close 28 more branches this year. That includes 20 Lloyds branches and eight branches of Halifax.
A union has attacked news of more closures as “inexcusable".
Unite said the decision by Lloyds Banking Group to close more branches threatened scores of job losses.
The decision means this year alone 309 bank branches will have closed their doors.
Falling customer footfall was the reason the banking group gave for the shutting down of the 28 branches.
National officer Caren Evans said: “The branch closure announcement today that another profit making financial institution is failing to consider the needs of consumers and staff beggars’ belief.
“This news is another example of a bank choosing to walk away from the communities who need access to banking.
“The actions of Lloyds Banking Group over the last few months are completely inexcusable.
“The management is letting down customers and their dedicated workforce.
“These closures will leave some customers more than 10 miles from their nearest bank branch.
“This is a betrayal of some of the most vulnerable, elderly and socially excluded in our communities who need local access to community banking.”
Unite said over 5,000 bank and building society branches have closed since 2015.
Here are the branches closing across the UK, as reported in The Mirror:
Lloyds branches closing
Norwich Heartsease - 23/08/2022
Thatcham - 24/08/2022
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 25/08/2022
Bilborough Nottingham - 31/08/2022
Broadstone - 31/08/2022
Letchworth - 01/09/2022
Nottingham Hyson Green - 06/09/2022
Oadby - 06/09/2022
Plympton - 07/09/2022
Verwood - 07/09/2022
Ilfracombe - 12/09/2022
Whickham - 12/09/2022
Atherstone - 13/09/2022
Hadleigh - 14/09/2022
Swanage - 19/09/2022
Ystrad Mynach - 20/09/2022
Bourne - 21/11/2022
Heald Green - 22/11/2022
Banstead - 24/11/2022
Williton - 24/11/2022
Halifax branches closing
Coalville - 22/08/2022
Falmouth - 07/09/2022
Hoddesdon High St - 01/09/2022
Manchester Trafford - 05/09/2022
Lewes - 05/09/2022
Walton Vale - 08/09/2022
Dover - 13/09/2022
Dorchester - 22/11/2022