Santander to close 111 UK branches – is your local branch on the list?

Santander will close 111 UK branches by the end of August, the banking firm has announced.

The move comes in response to an ongoing shift towards mobile and online banking accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mobile and online transactions have been growing by 20% each year, with almost two thirds of transactions now digital.

Branch transactions fell by a third over two years prior to the pandemic and declined by a further 50% in 2020 at the height of the health crisis.

Adam Bishop, head of branches 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.

“We will provide every support to customers of closing branches to find alternative ways to bank with us that best suit their individual needs.

“We are also working alongside our unions to support colleagues through these changes and to find alternative roles for those impacted wherever possible.

“We continue to believe that branches have an important role to play and we expect the size of our network to remain stable for the foreseeable future.”

Santander has said it expects to find roles for a significant number of staff affected by the changes.

Most of the branches being closed are less than three miles from another Santander branch, and the furthest is five miles.

The closures will leave a network of 452 Santander branches across the UK.

Here is a full list of branches affected and their expected closure dates:

  • Arnold – August 12 2021
  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch – July 29 2021
  • Ashford Church Road – August 5 2021
  • Balham High Road – June 24 2021
  • Banstead High Street – July 1 2021
  • Barking – August 12 2021
  • Beckenham – August 12 2021
  • Bethnal Green – July 15 2021
  • Bingley Main Street – July 1 2021
  • Birmingham Erdington – July 29 2021
  • Bishopsgate – June 24 2021
  • Blaby – July 1 2021
  • Bletchley – July 8 2021
  • Bramhall – August 5 2021
  • Brighouse Commercial Street – July 15 2021
  • Brighton London Road – July 1 2021
  • Bristol Bedminster – July 29 2021
  • Camberwell – July 29 2021
  • Castleford Carlton Street – July 29 2021
  • Catford – July 8 2021
  • Cheadle – July 8 2021
  • Chelsea Kings Road – July 8 2021
  • Chester-Le-Street – July 8 2021
  • Chingford Old Church Road – July 1 2021
  • Chiswick – July 15 2021
  • Chorlton-cum-Hardy – July 8 2021
  • Clifton Whiteladies Road – July 15 2021
  • Cobham – August 12 2021
  • Cosham – August 12 2021
  • Coulsdon – July 29 2021
  • Dagenham – July 15 2021
  • Dalkeith – July 22 2021
  • Dalston – August 12 2021
  • Darwen – August 12 2021
  • Dewsbury – August 12 2021
  • Dudley Merryhill – June 24 2021
  • Edinburgh Morningside Road – July 29 2021
  • Enfield Hertford Road – August 5 2021
  • Finchley High Road – June 24 2021
  • Fulham – August 5 2021
  • Glasgow Kilmarnock Road – July 8 2021
  • Glasgow Sauchiehall Street – June 24 2021
  • Gosforth – July 29 2021
  • Grays – July 29 2021
  • Halesowen – July 22 2021
  • Hanover Square – July 1 2021
  • Harborne High Street – August 5 2021
  • Harold Hill – July 22 2021
  • Harpenden – July 22 2021
  • Hatfield – July 1 2021
  • Hayes Station Road – July 8 2021
  • Haywards Heath – July 1 2021
  • Hempstead Valley – June 24 2021
  • High Holborn – July 8 2021
  • Hinckley – July 29 2021
  • Horsforth – August 5 2021
  • Hounslow Bath Road – July 15 2021
  • Huyton – July 8 2021
  • Hyde Market Place – July 15 2021
  • Leatherhead – August 12 2021
  • Leeds Crossgates – July 15 2021
  • Leicester Horsefair Street – July 15 2021
  • Leicester Narborough Road – July 8 2021
  • Leigh-on-Sea – August 5 2021
  • Letchworth – August 5 2021
  • Leytonstone – August 12 2021
  • London Bridge – July 15 2021
  • Long Eaton – August 5 2021
  • Lytham Clifton Street – July 22 2021
  • Margate – July 22 2021
  • Marlow – July 1 2021
  • Mill Hill – July 15 2021
  • Moorgate – July 1 2021
  • Morecambe – August 5 2021
  • Nelson – July 29 2021
  • New Malden – July 22 2021
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme – July 15 2021
  • Norbury – July 1 2021
  • Oadby – July 22 2021
  • Oxford Headington – August 12 2021
  • Petts Wood – August 5 2021
  • Pinner – July 8 2021
  • Plymstock – August 5 2021
  • Poulton-le-Fylde – August 12 2021
  • Putney – July 29 2021
  • Rickmansworth – July 1 2021
  • Runcorn – July 1 2021
  • Sale – July 22 2021
  • Shepherds Bush – July 22 2021
  • South Harrow – July 22 2021
  • Southampton Bitterne Road – August 5 2021
  • Southampton Shirley – July 8 2021
  • Southgate – July 22 2021
  • Strand – June 24 2021
  • Surbiton – July 29 2021
  • Swinton – July 1 2021
  • Syston – June 24 2021
  • Twickenham – July 1 2021
  • Upper Edmonton – July 29 2021
  • Walkden – June 24 2021
  • Wallasey – July 22 2021
  • Welling – July 22 2021
  • Wembley Preston Road – July 29 2021
  • West Wickham – July 15 2021
  • West Worthing – July 15 2021
  • Weybridge – July 15 2021
  • Wibsey – June 24 2021
  • Wickford – July 8 2021
  • Windsor – August 5 2021
  • Winton – July 22 2021
  • Wokingham – July 8 2021

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