Lloyds and Halifax have change into the most recent banks to announce department closures with 40 to be axed within the face of a major drop-off in footfall.
The excessive road lenders stated the websites, all however one in every of that are in England, will shut their doorways between April and June.
It brings the full variety of department closures which have been introduced thus far this 12 months to 64.
Earlier this month TSB stated it might be shutting 9 websites, whereas Barclays has earmarked 15 for the chop.
Banks have been lowering their department networks throughout the nation as rising numbers of individuals use on-line banking resulting in a decline in the usage of over-the-counter companies.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to lockdowns and social distancing measures, this pattern accelerated.
But it has fuelled issues in regards to the influence on a major minority for whom money stays very important in addition to small companies that proceed to depend on in-person amenities.
Lloyds Banking Group, which owns each banks, stated the branches to be closed have seen the variety of visits drop by about 60% on common within the final 5 years.
A spokesman stated: “Branches play an necessary half in our technique however we have to have them in the suitable locations, the place they’re well-used.
“We’ll continue to invest in branches that are being used regularly, alongside our online, mobile app and telephone services.”
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The financial institution branches that can shut embody 18 Halifax websites in Golders Green, north London, Maldon, Essex, and Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, amongst others.
The 22 Lloyds branches to be misplaced embody these in Dagenham, east London, Ipswich, Suffolk, Twickenham in southwest London and Harrow in northwest London.
The solely web site not in England is Halifax’s Bangor department, in Wales.
All the branches are inside a 3rd of a mile of not less than one free-to-use cashpoint and a Post Office, the group stated.
The closures won’t result in any job losses, it added.