Lloyds Banking Group has today (Wednesday 20 October) announced the closure of a further 48 bank branches, with a possible loss of 178 job losses. These closures of much needed and valued bank branches will deny access to vital services and cash to thousands of customers who will be disadvantaged as a result. The loss of over 170 highly experienced and skilled banking workers from our high streets and town centres will hurt the vulnerable, elderly and financially excluded the hardest.

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary said: “The announcement by Lloyds Banking Group of closing a further 48 bank branches is a complete betrayal of the communities and staff who have long supported this highly profitable business.

“This sector needs to start taking their corporate social responsibilities seriously and stop neglecting their obligations to their customers and workforce. Banks are leaving people behind in the rush to close bank branches and force consumers to go cashless to boost their mega-profits. It’s classic example of putting profits before people”.

Unite believes the time is overdue for the banking industry to have a legal commitment to protect access to cash and bank branches, especially in our communities blighted by social deprivation. We cannot allow the most vulnerable in our society to continue to be overlooked by the banking sector; bank branches and ATMs are vital public services for us all.”

This announcement will slash the number of LBG branches from 1,523 to 1,475.

Unite is dedicated to advancing the jobs, pay and conditions of its members and will fight back against any efforts to diminish workers' living standards.

ENDS

Notes to editors:

Full list of bank branches due to close.

Lloyds

Date of Closure

Branch Name

31/01/2022

Muswell Hill

31/01/2022

South Kensington

02/02/2022

Worthing George V Ave

03/02/2022

Garston

03/02/2022

Kings Cross

07/02/2022

Kirkby-in-Ashfield

07/02/2022

Southampton Hythe

08/02/2022

Ponteland

08/02/2022

Darwen

09/02/2022

Penarth

10/02/2022

Hull Holderness Rd

14/02/2022

New Malden

15/02/2022

Leagrave

15/02/2022

Maldon

15/02/2022

Melksham

16/02/2022

Birmingham Springfield

17/02/2022

Great Bridge

21/02/2022

Sydenham

22/02/2022

Balham

22/02/2022

Portsmouth North End

23/02/2022

Harpenden

24/02/2022

Cambridge Cattle Market

28/02/2022

Prescot

28/02/2022

Amesbury

01/03/2022

Hatfield

01/03/2022

Runcorn

02/03/2022

Birmingham Cotteridge

02/03/2022

Atherton

07/03/2022

Oxted

07/03/2022

Brockworth

07/03/2022

Crewkerne

08/03/2022

Windsor

09/03/2022

Berkhamsted

10/03/2022

Earlestown

14/03/2022

Tutbury

15/03/2022

Leatherhead

15/03/2022

Coleford

16/03/2022

Attleborough

17/03/2022

Dorking

17/03/2022

Seaford

25/04/2022

St Marys Isle of Scilly

Halifax

Date of Closure

Branch Name

01/02/2022

Bristol Whiteladies

01/02/2022

Christchurch

02/02/2022

Tewkesbury

21/02/2022

Portsmouth North End

24/02/2022

Sevenoaks

03/03/2022

Consett

14/03/2022

EastGrinstead


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