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Find out which branches are affected and what you can do if your Santander bank branch is going to shut in 2019.

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Starting in late April, a whopping 140 branches of Santander will close their doors this year the bank has revealed. There will still be 614 branches in the UK, though that’s little help if it’s your local one which shuts.

It’s down to more and more customers using online banking and apps rather than visiting the high street – a trend we’ve seen over the last few years from many other banks. Apparently branches are disappearing at a rate of 60 every month. That’s huge!

It’s understandable in many ways. Santander say branch visits are down 23% over the last three years, but online transactions up by 99%. Still it’s a huge frustration for customers – especially those who don’t want to go digital. My parents experienced this last year when their local Natwest closed, following the likes of Barclays and Lloyds not long before.

What you can do if your bank closes

You’ve got a couple of options.

First you can switch bank to one which has a branch near you. Of course, there’s no guarantee that bank won’t close in the future, but you’re at least protected for a while – and you might be able to take advantage of a switching bonus. Here’s my list of what the different high street banks are offing at the moment.

If you want to stay with Santander then you can use your local post office. You can pay in money and cheques into your account, and withdraw cash too – though that has the same limit as if you used a cash machine. It’s not perfect but at least it gives people in remote areas somewhere to go.

And of course you can take your banking fully digital – and there are newer banks which have been designed from the beginning to work better for you on your phone.

Here’s my video from a few years ago explaining some of the options, or you can read more here.

Which Santander branches are closing down and when?

Here’s the full list provided on the Santander website with the dates they are due to close.

Branch Address Branch closure date
Aberdeen George Street 99 George Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1HU 7 November 2019
Acton 156 High Street, Acton, London, W3 6RF 27 June 2019
Aldershot 103 High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 1BY 16 May 2019
Alloa 69 Mill Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, FK10 1DX 6 June 2019
Amersham 51 Sycamore Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5EQ 20 June 2019
Ammanford 2 Quay Street, Ammanford, Dyfed, SA18 3DB 30 May 2019
Antrim 46 High Street, Antrim, County Antrim, BT41 4BX 30 May 2019
Axminster West Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5NU 2 May 2019
Aylsham 1 Red Lion Street, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6ER 4 July 2019
Ballymoney 16 Church Street, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 6DL 16 May 2019
Bathgate George Street 14 George Street, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1PW 25 April 2019
Belfast Newtownards Road 423-425 Newtownards Road, Belfast, County Antrim, BT4 1AT 20 June 2019
Berkhamsted 230 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1BP 20 June 2019
Bideford 16 The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2EB 25 April 2019
Birmingham New Street 69 New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4DU 25 July 2019
Birmingham Acocks Green 1109 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B27 6RA 2 May 2019
Birstall 661 Loughborough Road, Birstall, Leicestershire, LE4 4NL 27 June 2019
Boscombe Christchurch Road 630 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Dorset, BH1 4BP 13 June 2019
Brechin 24 St David Street, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6EQ 9 May 2019
Brixham 14 Fore Street, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8JJ 30 May 2019
Broadstone 214 Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, Dorset, BH18 8DX 9 May 2019
Burnley Briercliffe Road Briercliffe Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 1UR 27 June 2019
Buxton 73 Spring Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6DN 27 June 2019
Chandlers Ford 1 & 2 The Mall, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, SO53 2QD 11 July 2019
Cheam 8 The Broadway, Cheam, Surrey, SM3 8AY 6 June 2019
Clapham High Street 164 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7TZ 2 May 2019
Cleethorpes 43 St Peters Avenue, Cleethorpes, South Humberside, DN35 8JQ 4 July 2019
Clitheroe 1 Castle Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2BT 25 April 2019
Coalville 14 Belvoir Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3PE 11 July 2019
Cockermouth 9 Station Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9QW 2 May 2019
Cockfosters 10 Station Parade, Cockfosters, Hertfordshire, EN4 0DL 16 May 2019
Colchester Culver Street West 23 Culver Street West, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JG 7 November 2019
Corby 3 Spencer Court, Corby, Northamptonshire, NN17 1NU 25 April 2019
Coventry High Street 29 High Street, Waters Court, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5RE 7 November 2019
Crosby 84 Coronation Road, Crosby, Merseyside, L23 5RH 13 June 2019
Crouch End 5 The Broadway, Crouch End, London, N8 8DS 4 July 2019
Devizes 4 St Johns Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BP 16 May 2019
Didcot 146 Broadway, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 8SH 4 July 2019
Dorchester 3 Cornhill, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1BA 27 June 2019
Dorking 22 South Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2QW 18 July 2019
Driffield 49 Market Place, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 6AW 30 May 2019
East Sheen 347 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen, London, SW14 8RH 25 July 2019
Eastcote 137 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middlesex, HA5 1QN 25 April 2019
Edinburgh Leith Walk 15-21 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH6 8LN 9 May 2019
Edinburgh 194-196 Morningside Road 194-196 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH10 4TD 12 December 2019
Egham 45 High Street, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9DP 30 May 2019
Epping 273-275 High Street, Epping, Essex, CM16 4DP 6 June 2019
Esher 41-43 High Street, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9SQ 27 June 2019
Feltham 32-34 The Centre, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 4AU 11 July 2019
Fleetwood 76 Lord Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6UN 27 June 2019
Forfar 83 Castle Street, Forfar, Angus, DD8 3AG 25 July 2019
Four Oaks 290 Lichfield Road, Four Oaks, West Midlands, B74 2UG 9 May 2019
Gainsborough 11-13 Market Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2BL 13 June 2019
Gerrards Cross 75 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 8QP 23 May 2019
Glasgow Forge Shopping Centre Forge Shopping Centre, Gallowgate, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G31 4EB 27 June 2019
Glasgow Springburn Shopping Centre Springburn Shopping Centre, Springburn Way, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G21 1TP 20 June 2019
Godalming 104 High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HG 6 June 2019
Goole 31 Boothferry Road, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5DE 13 June 2019
Gracechurch Street 51-54 Gracechurch Street, London City, London, EC3V 0EH 25 April 2019
Guildford High Street 166 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3HR 12 December 2019
Hadleigh 253 London Road, Hadleigh, Essex, SS7 2RF 23 May 2019
Haslemere 93e Weyhill, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 1HS 25 April 2019
Havant 7d West Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1EH 25 July 2019
Heathfield 56 High Street, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8JQ 13 June 2019
Helensburgh 1-3 West Princess Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, G84 8TW 25 April 2019
Henley-On-Thames 18 Duke Street, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1UT 30 May 2019
Holt 29 Market Place, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6BE 13 June 2019
Hythe 63 High Street, Hythe, Kent, CT21 5AJ 6 June 2019
Keynsham 67 High Street, Keynsham, Avon, BS31 1DL 4 July 2019
Kingswinford 1 Moss Grove, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 9HS 6 June 2019
Kirkcaldy High Street 133 High Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1LR 13 June 2019
Knutsford 39-41 Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6BW 6 June 2019
Lanark 112 High Street, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 7ES 4 July 2019
Leather Lane 10a Leather Lane, High Holborn, London, EC1N 7YH 12 December 2019
Leeds Street Lane 77 Street Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1BN 4 July 2019
Leicester Evington Road 136 Evington Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 1HL 13 June 2019
Leicester Uppingham Road 265 Uppingham Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 4DG 9 May 2019
Liverpool Church Street 84 Church Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3AY 7 November 2019
Llangefni 14 High Street, Llangefni, Gwynedd, LL77 7YZ 4 July 2019
Ludgate Circus 11 Ludgate Circus, Ludgate Circus, London, EC4M 7LQ 27 June 2019
Lymington 96 High Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9AP 25 July 2019
Manchester Cross Street 28/34 Cross Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 7AQ 5 December 2019
Marylebone High Street 27 Marylebone High Street, Central London, London, W1U 4AD 16 May 2019
Middleton Colmar House, Manchester New Road, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 4DB 25 July 2019
Monmouth 28 Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3BT 30 May 2019
Morden 52 London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DL 9 May 2019
Newmarket 104 High Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8JQ 30 May 2019
North Shields 103 Bedford Street, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6PQ 9 May 2019
Northwood 42/44 Green Lane, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2QB 16 May 2019
Norwich St Stephens Street 28 St Stephens Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3SH 12 December 2019
Nottingham 2 Clumber Street 2 Clumber Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3GA 12 December 2019
Oakham 6/8 Market Place, Oakham, Leicestershire, LE15 6DT 25 April 2019
Otley 15-17 Kirkgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3HN 16 May 2019
Oxted 135 Station Road East, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0QD 16 May 2019
Parkstone 213 Ashley Road, Parkstone, Dorset, BH14 9EG 18 July 2019
Pembroke 15 Main Street, Pembroke, Dyfed, SA71 4JS 9 May 2019
Penarth 4-4a Windsor Road, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 1JH 2 May 2019
Plymouth New George Street 78 New George Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1EF 5 December 2019
Portobello Road 174 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2EB 25 July 2019
Portslade 34 Station Road, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1HR 23 May 2019
Purley 938 Brighton Road, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2LP 20 June 2019
Queensway 170 Queensway, Queensway, London, W2 6NT 25 April 2019
Ramsbottom 29 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, BL0 9HU 20 June 2019
Rayners Lane 412-414 Rayners Lane, Rayners Lane, Harrow, Middlesex, HA5 5HA 4 July 2019
Reigate 26 High Street, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 9AZ 13 June 2019
Renfrew 7 High Street, Renfrew, Renfrewshire, PA4 8HY 18 July 2019
Ripon 15 Fishergate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EA 6 June 2019
Romsey 14 Market Place, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8QS 18 July 2019
Ryde 34 High Street, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2HL 6 June 2019
Selby Market Cross 22 Market Cross Shopping Centre, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4JS 16 May 2019
Selsdon 174 Addington Road, Selsdon, Surrey, CR2 8YL 25 July 2019
Shoreham 35-37 High Street, Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DD 2 May 2019
Shrewsbury High Street 20 High Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1SJ 5 December 2019
Sidmouth Fore Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 8HU 20 June 2019
Skipton High Street 67 High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DS 18 July 2019
South Woodham Ferrers 12-14 Chandlers Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5TA 2 May 2019
Southend High Street 27 High Street, Southend-On-Sea, Essex, SS1 1JD 7 November 2019
St Andrews 145 Market Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9PZ 2 May 2019
Stanmore 17 Church Road, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4BW 2 May 2019
Stowmarket 16 Market Place, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DP 25 July 2019
Swiss Cottage 8 Harben Parade, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 6JP 9 May 2019
Tavistock 49 Brook Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0BJ 23 May 2019
Tonypandy 121 Dunraven Street, Tonypandy, Mid Glamorgan, CF40 1AS 11 July 2019
Totnes 58/60 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5RU 27 June 2019
Troon 17 Portland Street, Troon, Ayrshire, KA10 6AZ 18 July 2019
Ulverston 17 New Market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LQ 30 May 2019
Upminster 21 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster, Essex, RM14 2JS 13 June 2019
Wandsworth 127-129 High Street, Wandsworth, London, SW18 4JB 30 May 2019
Ware 55 High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9BA 11 July 2019
Watford Harlequin Centre 15-17 Queens Road, The Harlequin Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 2LJ 7 November 2019
Wealdstone 25 High Street, Wealdstone, Harrow, Middlesex, HA3 5DJ 20 June 2019
West Ealing 114 The Broadway, West Ealing, London, W13 0SY 9 May 2019
West Kirby 32 Grange Road, West Kirby, Merseyside, CH48 4HS 20 June 2019
Wetherby 41 High Street, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6LR 16 May 2019
Windermere 8 Crescent Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 1EA 23 May 2019
Wisbech 39 Market Place, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1DP 2 May 2019
Woodley 107 Crockhamwell Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 3SL 4 July 2019
Worcester Park 101 Central Road, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8DP 20 June 2019
Workington 60 Pow Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3AB 6 June 2019
Yeadon 25 High Street, Yeadon, West Yorkshire, LS19 7SP 25 July 2019

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