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Santander closing 26 bank branches this month - see if your local town is affected

Mirror logo Mirror 02/08/2021 Emma Munbodh

Twenty-six Santander branches will close this month as part of a restructuring announced by the Spanish lender in March.

It follows on from 75 closures in July and 111 that will have closed across Britain by the end of summer.

Around 452 branches will remain open once the restructuring is over.

The bank said those affected are all less than three miles from another branch.

The restructuring was first announced back in March when Santander announced plans to close 111 branches in response to a surge in digital banking.

It was followed by several head office hub closures with 5,000 employees offered flexible working.

a man standing in front of a store: The pandemic has accelerated the switch to online banking © NurPhoto via Getty Images The pandemic has accelerated the switch to online banking

Adam Bishop at Santander, said: "Branch usage by customers has fallen considerably over recent years so we have made the difficult decision to consolidate our presence in areas where we have multiple branches relatively close together."

Elsewhere, HSBC-run Marks & Spencer is set for its biggest shake-up yet this month, as it closes all current accounts to invest in loans and credit cards.

M&S, which has 3million banking customers in the UK, said its Monthly Saver savings account - run by HSBC - will also shut in August along with in-store counters, as it switches its focus to digital banking and loans.

Its owner, HSBC has also confirmed plans to close 82 branches, as it pushes through a new counter-less service across the UK.

Tesco Bank is also shaking-up third party brands, with plans to close all personal current accounts this November because 'not enough people prioritise it'. The lender currently has 213,000 customers.

According to Which?, 3,836 branches have closed since January 2015, at a rate of around 55 each month.

This includes 20 major lenders, with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank shutting 1,086 outlets alone.

Full list of Santander branches closing down

These are the branches closing down this month, with the first wave on August 5 and the second on August 12.

August 5

Ashford Church Road, 30 Church Road, Ashford, TW15 2UY

Bramhall, 3 Woodford Road, Bramhall, SK7 1JN

Enfield, Hertford Road, 199 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5JH

Fulham, 421 North End Road, Fulham, SW6 1NY

Harborne, 182-184 High Street, Harborne, B17 9PP

Horsforth, 42 Town Street, Horsforth, LS18 4AP

Leigh-on-Sea, 85 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1PN

Letchworth, 12-14 Central Approach, Letchworth, SG6 3DJ

Long Eaton, 79 High Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1GE

Lytham Clifton Street, 75 Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes, FY8 5ER

Morecambe, 42 Euston Road, Morecambe, LA4 5DD

Petts Wood, 97 Queensway, Petts Wood, BR5 1SG

Plymstock, 9 Dean Hill, Plymstock, PL9 9AA

Southampton, Bitterne Road, 424 Bitterne Road, Southampton, SO18 1BS

Windsor, 97 Peascod Road, Windsor, SL4 1AZ

August 12

Barking, 37 Station Parade, Barking, IG11 8EB

Beckenham, 212-214 High Street, Beckenham, BR3 1EN

Cobham, 13 High Street, Cobham, KT11 3DH

Cosham, 81 High Street, Cosham, PO6 3BL

Dalston, 86 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PG

Darwen, 10-11 Market Street, Darwen, BB3 1DN 12

Dewsbury, 12 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DT

Leatherhead, 2 High Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8HT

Leytonstone, 662 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 3BD

Oxford Headington, 116 London Road, Oxford, OX3 9AS

Poulton-le-Fylde, 18 Market Place, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7AS

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