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What you need to know

After a review of how customers are using our Stores, we’ve made the difficult decision to close some of our Stores from October 2023. We’re sorry if this is disappointing news and want to make sure you know about all the other ways you can bank with us.

Why we've decided to close these stores

More and more customers are taking advantage of our digital services. This means we’re seeing far less visits to our Stores, with most people only coming in to see us when they want to discuss a significant life event.

We need to balance investment in digital services with making sure our Store network continues to meet the needs of our customers. This means after lots of thoughts and analysis, we’ve made the difficult decision to close a number of Stores.

More details about how we came to this decision and details on the other ways you can bank with us can be found in the documents below.

Key things you need to know

  • Your account details will stay the same
  • You’ll be able to visit any of our other Stores, where our colleagues will do everything they can to help
  • If you have an account with a debit card, you can use your local Post Office for a range of banking services – perfect if you just want to check balances and pay in or withdraw cash. Find out all the details at or in the How to bank at the Post Office leaflet below
  • Our personal and business apps are a quick and safe way to keep on top of everything. From checking your balance to paying in a cheque, it’s packed full of clever tools to help you with your everyday banking. Our Store team will be happy to show you how easy it is to bank online or via our apps, get you registered and answer any questions. You can also check our interactive how to guide

If you have items with us in safe custody

If you have items with us in safe custody, like valuable, they’ll need to be collected before 3 October 2023* as this service won’t be available in any of our other Stores. 

*We’re not liable if safe custody items are lost or damaged when in custody or during transit unless any such loss or damage is caused by our negligence.

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