Lloyds and Halifax to close branches in Portsmouth area - here's full list of banks set to shut

LLOYDS Banking Group has announced plans to shut four branches in the area.

Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 4:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 7:22 pm

The Halifax in Palmerston Road in Southsea is set to be closed as is the bank in Locks Heath.

While the Lloyds Bank branches in West Street, Portchester, and The Square, Wickham, will also be shut it has been announced.

The closures are part of a wider series of closures that will see Lloyds Banking Group shut 56 banks across the country.

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The company said 31 Lloyds, 10 Halifax and 15 Bank of Scotland branches will be shut across the UK as fewer customer choose to bank in stores.

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It said the bank branches will close between April and October 2020.

The move is expected to mean staff numbers will be cut by ‘under 80’ as many employees are to be redeployed in other branches.

A Lloyds Banking Group spokeswoman said: ‘We are committed to having the largest branch network in the UK and, in addition to our branches, all our customers can also use the Post Office to access their banking locally, alongside our mobile branches which visit many rural communities.

‘This is in response to changing customer behaviours and the reduced number of transactions being made in branches.’

Here's the full list of banks set to close across the country:

Lloyds

- Blaby

- Bournemouth West Southbourne

- Bristol Downend

- Cheadle, Cheshire

- Gerrards Cross

- Hayle

- London Blackheath

- Mumbles, Swansea

- Nottingham Aspley

- Cobham, Surrey

- Cowbridge

- East Dulwich

- Leeds Moortown

- Reddish

- Holmfirth

- Moreton

- Upton-by-Chester

- Worcester St Johns

- Scunthorpe Ashby

- Belvedere

- Newcastle-upon-Tyne Haymarket

- Bristol Hanham

- Acomb

- Market Rasen

- Colwyn Bay

- Calne

- Dursley

- Malmesbury

- Wickham Hants

- Portchester

- Bath Oldfield Park

Halifax

- Billericay

- Boscombe

- Knaresborough

- Marlow

-Locks Heath

- Southsea

- Stoke Newington

- Hull Holderness Rd

- Whitton

- Reading Lower Earley

Bank of Scotland

- Edinburgh Dalry Road

- Edinburgh Greenside

- Edinburgh Liberton

- Edinburgh Tollcross

- Galston

- Loanhead

- Tullos, Aberdeen

- Livingston

- Grantown-on-Spey

- Turriff

- Huntly

- Balfron

- Kinross

- Killin

- Auchterarder