A HIGH street bank with more than 500 locations is to shut a branch for good within hours.
Halifax is pulling the shutters down on eight branches starting with its Newmarket location on September 11.
Data from LINK, which is the UK's largest cash machine network, shows that 49 high street branches are set to close in September.
Barclays, HSBC, Santander, NatWest and Lloyds are also among those to be affected as more banking services are moved online.
Barclays is closing down 18 branches this month, HSBC is closing four locations and Santander is closing two of its branches in Milton Keynes.
Lloyds is shutting down 11 locations and NatWest is closing six of its banks from September 26.
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Here is the full list of bank branches that are closing between now and the end of September.
- Leominster – September 1
- Wellingborough – September 1
- Westfield, London – September 1
- Putney, London – September 1
- Finchley, London – September 6
- Harpenden – September 6
- St Ives – September 8
- St Andrews – September 8
- Haverhill – September 8
- Falmouth – September 15
- Cambridge – September 15
- Hemsworth – September 15
- Lichfield – September 15
- Bournemouth – September 20
- Pontefract – September 22
- Redditch – September 29
- Bude – September 29
- Mayfair, London – September 29
- Settle – September 5
- Epworth – September 5
- Holsworthy – September 5
- Hythe – September 5
- Milton Keynes, Midsummer Place – September 6
- Milton Keynes, Grafton Gate East – September 6
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- Newmarket – September 11
- Swiss Cottage – September 20
- Mirfield – September 21
- Haywards Heath – September 25
- Southampton – September 26
- Harborne – September 26
- Kingstanding – September 27
- Todmorden – September 28
- Newcastle upon Tyne – September 14
- East Horsley – September 18
- Gloucester – September 18
- Ystradgynlais – September 19
- South Molton – September 19
- Doncaster – September 20
- Liphook – September 21
- Hazlemere – September 21
- Leeds – September 25
- Bournemouth – September 27
- Kidlington – September 28
- Corby – September 26
- Gloucester – September 26
- Bethnal Green, London – September 27
- Bexhill-on-Sea – September 27
- Bognor Regis – September 28
- Camberwell – September 28
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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