Santander to close 111 branches by end of August

Santander has announced plans to close 111 branches by the end of August in response to the ongoing shift in customers towards mobile and online banking.

The trend was accelerated by the pandemic, although branch transactions fell by a third in the two years leading up to the virus crisis and declined another 50% in 2020, the banking giant said.

Mobile and online transactions have grown 20% each year, with nearly two-thirds of transactions now being digital.

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

The closings will leave a network of 452 offices, while Santander expects to find alternative roles for a significant number of employees affected by the announcement.

Adam Bishop, Store Manager at Santander, said: “Store usage by customers has decreased significantly in recent years. So we made the difficult decision to consolidate our presence in areas where multiple branches are relatively close together.

“We will provide comprehensive support to clients in branch closings to find alternative ways to bank with us that best suit their individual needs.

“We are also working with our unions to help colleagues make these changes and find alternative roles for those affected wherever possible.

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

The Communication Workers Union said it had reached a landmark agreement with Santander on new ways of working that would preserve jobs and avoid layoffs that would otherwise have been “inevitable”.

National Official Sally Bridge said, “Recent membership surveys have shown that a large majority of those currently working from home want to remain flexible after the pandemic, and this agreement achieves that for the majority of employees affected by these changes.

“However, given the proposals to close and consolidate sites, the deal we negotiated avoided the compulsory layoffs by giving individuals real options, and crucially our most vulnerable members, for whom two-site agreements were unsuitable due to their exemptions protected circumstances.

“Santander deserves credit for recognizing its responsibility to its employees, and I hope other employers will follow the moral example the bank set in what is probably the first of many far-reaching post-Covid post-Covid corporate adaptations. ”

Full list of Santander stores that are closing – and when

The following branches are affected by the recent reorganization.

Arnold 84 Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EJ August 12, 2021

Market street Ashby-de-la-Zouch 24, Ashby-de-la-Zouch LE65 1AL July 29, 2021

Ashford Church Road 30 Church Road, Ashford TW15 2UY August 5, 2021

Balham High Road 200 Balham High Road, London SW12 9DH June 24, 2021

Banstead High Street 79 High Street, Banstead SM7 2NL July 1, 2021

Barking 37 Station Parade, Barking IG11 8EB August 12, 2021

Beckenham 212-214 High Street, Beckenham BR3 1EN August 12, 2021

Bethnal Green 450 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green E2 0HG July 15, 2021

155 Bingley Main Street, Bingley BD16 1AJ July 1, 2021

Birmingham Erdington 112 High Street, Erdington B23 6RS July 29th 2021

Bishopsgate 224 Bishopsgate, London City EC2M 4AN June 24th 2021

Blaby 9 Crossways House, Blaby LE8 4DD July 1, 2021

Bletchley 24 The Hall, Brunel Center, Bletchley MK2 2DL July 8, 2021

Bramhall 3 Woodford Road, Bramhall SK7 1JN 5th August 2021

Brighouse Commercial Street 26 Shopping Street, Brighouse HD6 1AQ July 15, 2021

Brighton London Road 16 London Road, Brighton BN1 4HY July 1st 2021

Bristol Bedminster 95 East Street, Bedminster BS3 4HA July 29, 2021

Camberwell 34 Denmark Hill, Camberwell SE5 8RZ July 29, 2021

Castleford Carlton Street 51 Carlton Street, Castleford WF10 1AN July 29, 2021

Catford 162 Rushey Green, Catford SE6 4JT July 8, 2021

Cheadle 16 High Street, Cheadle SK8 1AJ July 8, 2021

Chelsea Kings Road 138 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 4XB July 8, 2021

Chester-Le-Street 57-59 Front Street, Chester-le-Street DH3 3DD July 8, 2021

Chingford Old Church Road 35 Old Church Road, Chingford E4 6SJ July 1, 2021

Chiswick 336 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick W4 5TL July 15, 2021

Chorlton-cum-Hardy 575 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy M21 9AB July 8, 2021

Clifton Whiteladies Road 107 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PB July 15, 2021

Cobham 13 High Street, Cobham KT11 3DH August 12, 2021

Cosham 81 High Street, Cosham PO6 3BL August 12, 2021

Coulsdon 138 Brighton Road, Coulsdon CR5 2XR July 29th 2021

Dagenham 247 Heathway, Dagenham RM9 5BG July 15th 2021

Dalkeith 25-27 High Street, Dalkeith EH22 1LD July 22, 2021

Dalston 86 Kingsland High Street, Dalston E8 2PG August 12, 2021

Darwen 10-11 Market Street, Darwen BB3 1DN August 12, 2021

Dewsbury 12 Northgate, Dewsbury WF13 1DT August 12, 2021

Dudley Merryhill Merryhill Center, Dudley DY5 1SY June 24, 2021

Edinburgh Morningside Road 356 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4TE July 29, 2021

Enfield Hertford Road 199 Hertford Road, Enfield EN3 5JH 5th August 2021

Finchley High Road 760 High Road, Finchley N12 9QH June 24, 2021

Fulham 421 North End Road, Fulham SW6 1NY 5th August 2021

Glasgow Kilmarnock Road 110 Kilmarnock Road, Shawlands G41 3NN July 8th 2021

Glasgow Sauchiehall Street 147 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EW June 24th 2021

Gosforth 129-131 High Street, Gosforth NE3 1HG July 29, 2021

Grays 30 High Street, Grays RM17 6LU July 29, 2021

Halesowen 9 Hagley Street, Halesowen B63 3AS July 22, 2021

Hanover Square 14a Hanover Square, London W1S 1JL July 1, 2021

Harborne High Street 182-184 High Street, Harborne B17 9PP August 5, 2021

Harold Hill 69 Farnham Road, Harold Hill RM3 8XA July 22, 2021

Harpenden 31a High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU ​​22. July 2021

Hatfield City Center 11, Hatfield AL10 0NY July 1, 2021

Hayes Station Road 16 Station Road, Hayes UB3 4DY July 8, 2021

Haywards Heath 37-39 South Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4LQ July 1, 2021

Hempstead Valley 27 Hempstead Valley Shopping Center, Gillingham ME7 3PQ June 24, 2021

High Holborn 306a High Holborn, London WC1V 7JZ July 8, 2021

Hinckley 6 Castle Street, Hinckley LE10 1DB July 29, 2021

Horsforth 42 Town Street, Horsforth LS18 4AP August 5, 2021

Hounslow Bath Road 388 Bath Road, Hounslow TW4 7HT July 15, 2021

Huyton 57 Derby Road, Huyton L36 9YA July 8, 2021

Hyde Market Place 11 Market Place, Hyde SK14 2NP July 15, 2021

Leatherhead 2 High Street, Leatherhead KT22 8HT August 12, 2021

Leeds Crossgates 59-61 Station Road, Crossgates LS15 8DT July 15, 2021

Leicester Horsefair Street permanent home, Horsefair Street, Leicester LE1 5BJ July 15, 2021

Leicester Narborough Road 256 Narborough Road, Leicester LE3 2AP July 8, 2021

Leigh-on-Sea 85 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1PN August 5, 2021

Letchworth 12-14 Central Approach, Letchworth SG6 3DJ August 5, 2021

Leytonstone 662 High Road, Leytonstone E11 3BD August 12, 2021

London Bridge 9 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ July 15, 2021

Long Eaton 79 High Street, Long Eaton NG10 1GE August 5, 2021

Lytham Clifton Street 75 Clifton Street, Lytham St. Annes FY 8 5ER July 22, 2021

Margate 110-112 High Street, Margate CT9 1JR July 22, 2021

Marlow 37 High Street, Marlow SL7 1XA July 1, 2021

Mill Hill 45 The Broadway, Mill Hill NW7 3DJ July 15, 2021

Moorgate 48-54 Moorgate, London EC2R 6EJ July 1, 2021

Morecambe 42 Euston Road, Morecambe LA4 5DD 5th August 2021

Nelson The Center, Nelson BB9 9SX July 29, 2021

New Malden 132 High Street, New Malden KT3 4HY July 22, 2021

Newcastle-under-Lyme 58 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 1QE July 15, 2021

Norbury 1424 London Road, Norbury SW16 4EP July 1st 2021

Oadby 38 The Parade, Oadby LE2 5BF July 22, 2021

Oxford Headington 116 London Road, Oxford OX3 9AS August 12, 2021

Petts Wood 97 Queensway, Petts Wood BR5 1SG August 5, 2021

Pinner 27 Bridge Street, Pinner HA5 3JW July 8, 2021

Plymstock 9 Dean Hill, Plymstock PL9 9AA August 5, 2021

Market place Poulton-le-Fylde 18, Poulton-le-Fylde GJ 6 7AS August 12, 2021

Putney 88-90 Putney High Street, Putney SW15 1RB July 29, 2021

Rickmansworth 107-109 High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EG July 1, 2021

Runcorn 12 Orchard Walk, Runcorn WA7 2BS July 1, 2021

Sale 46 School Road, Sale M33 7XE July 22, 2021

Shepherds Bush 23 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8PH July 22, 2021

South Harrow 285-287 Northolt Road, Harrow HA2 8JS July 22, 2021

Southampton Bitterne Road 424 Bitterne Road, Southampton SO18 1BS 5th August 2021

Southampton Shirley 1 Shirley High Street, Southampton SO15 3TE July 8th 2021

Southgate 6 Chase Side, Southgate N14 5NY July 22, 2021

Strand 406 Strand, London WC2R 0NE June 24th 2021

Surbiton 12 Victoria Road, Surbiton KT6 4JW July 29, 2021

Swinton 143 Chorley Road, Swinton M27 4AE July 1, 2021

Syston 1262 Melton Road, Syston LE7 2HB June 24, 2021

Twickenham 1 King Street, Twickenham TW1 3SD July 1st 2021

Upper Edmonton 163 Fore Street, Upper Edmonton N18 2UX July 29, 2021

Walkden 33 Bolton Road, Walkden M28 3AX June 24th 2021

Wallasey 14 Liscard Village, Wallasey CH45 4JW July 22, 2021

Welling 14 Bellegrove Road, Welling DA16 3PP July 22, 2021

Wembley Preston Road 223 Preston Road, Wembley HA9 8XD July 29th 2021

West Wickham 30 High Street, West Wickham BR4 0SN July 15th 2021

West Worthing 37 Goering Road, Worthing BN12 4AR July 15, 2021

Weybridge 9 High Street, Weybridge KT13 8ED July 15, 2021

Wibsey 9 Folly Hall Road, Wibsey BD6 1UL June 24, 2021

Wickford 18A High Street, Wickford SS12 9AZ July 8th 2021

Windsor 97 Peascod Road, Windsor SL4 1AZ 5th August 2021

Winton 330 Wimborne Road, Winton BH9 2HP July 22, 2021

Wokingham 12 Broad Street, Wokingham RG40 1AB July 8, 2021


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