A FURTHER 62 branches are shutting their doors this month in yet another blow to the high street.
Barclays, Natwest, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Virgin Money are all pulling down the shutters on locations in October.
Data from LINK which is the UK's largest cash machine network shows that 62 high street branches are closing this month.
Banks have been closing up and down the country all year and unfortunately more will be shutting shop.
Closures will continued up until the end of this year and a further 36 branches are set to close in 2024.
Of those ones closing this month, several have already closed for good with some shutting as early as October 3.
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Barclays will be closing 15 branches while Natwest is closing 19.
Of the three Halifax branches pulling down their shutters, two closed yesterday (October 4) while the third has its final day of trading today (October 5).
Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Virgin Money are all closing eight branches.
Here is the full list of bank branches that are closing – and have already closed – in October:
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- Great Barr – closed October 4
- Craigavon – closed October 4
- Feltham – October 5
- Gosport – closed October 3
- Cleethorpes – closed October 3
- Southampton – closed October 4
- Sidcup – closed October 4
- Southgate – October 5
- Woodley – October 5
- Stanmore – October 10
- Tiverton – October 10
- Parkhouse Industrial Estate – October 11
- London – October 11
- Beckton – October 12
- Weybridge – October 12
- Wickersley – October 17
- Prestwich – October 18
- Tavistock – October 18
- Alton – October 19
- Exmouth – October 19
- Norwich – October 31
- Wanstead – October 31
- London – October 6
- Fakenham – October 6
- Newquay – October 13
- Easingwold – October 13
- Caerphilly – October 13
- Dunstable – October 13
- Ashton-under-Lyne – October 13
- Dumfries – October 13
- Potters Bar – October 13
- Leighton Buzzard – October 18
- Malton – October 19
- Cardiff – October 20
- Salford – October 20
- Thirsk – October 25
- Norwich – October 27
Bank of Scotland
- Fort Augustus – October 5
- Eyemouth – October 9
- Ballater – October 11
- Duns – October 16
- Braemar – October 17
- Ullapool – October 23
- Aberfoyle – October 24
- Newcastleton – October 31
- Slough – October 5
- Northampton – October 8
- Kingsbridge – October 11
- Prenton – October 16
- Llanishen – October 24
- Cromer – October 25
- Thirsk – October 31
- Farnham – October 31
- Derby – October 17
- Wolverhampton – October 18
- Chester – October 19
- Milton Keynes – October 23
- St Albans – October 24
- Cambridge – October 25
- Norwich – October 25
- Cheltenham – October 30
What you can do if your local branch closes
Many people still rely on the face-to-face contact that a trip to the local high street branch can offer.
And some of these closures will make it difficult for some people, particularly the elderly to access the services they need.
However, there are still a number of ways in which customers can access basic banking services once their local branch has closed.
If you have been left stuck by one of these closures you should be able to do most basic banking tasks at your local Post Office.
This will not apply if you need to apply for a loan or open a new bank account but they should be able to help you with basic banking.
Many banks also offer a mobile banking service where the bank brings a bus to your area where services that are usually available at your branch can be obtained.
If you contact your bank they will be able to tell you if they offer that service and when and where the bus will be.
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Other banks use buildings such as village halls or libraries to offer mobile banking services.
If you are unsure how to access the services that your local branch used to offer it is best to give them a call and ask what options are available.
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