More branch closures
This month both RBS and Lloyds Bank have announced further branch closures over and above those already scheduled to close down during the course of 2018. Royal Bank of Scotland announced that a further 54 branches would shut their doors in January 2019, with the loss of another 258 jobs.
Meanwhile Lloyds Bank is to close 15 more bank branches in 2019. The Leveller has seen the new list of branches scheduled for the chop. This is another blow for banking customers although neither of the new closure lists include branches in Somerset (only Bristol Redland branch is on the new Lloyds closure list). This is probably because they couldn’t find any left to close down.