Santander closures: Borough branches spared the axe

Wigan's branch of Santander looks to have avoided closure
Wigan's branch of Santander looks to have avoided closure
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Santander has announced it will shut 140 of its UK branches, but Wigan and Leigh's outlets appear to have avoided closure.


More than 1,200 jobs are at risk following the announcement, which follows a slump in the number of transactions that Santander handles.

But the long list of closures did not included its branch in Market Place, Wigan, nor its branch in Bradshawgate in Leigh.

The bank said it is consulting with unions and will seek to find alternative roles for 1,270 employees affected by the closures. It expects to redeploy about a third across the group.

Following the closures, Santander will retain a network of 614 branches with its customers also having the option to bank using the more than 11,000 Post Office branches across the UK.

The move comes as the number of transactions carried out at Santander branches fell by 23% over the past three years, while transactions online and on mobile phones have soared by 99%.

The bank said that it will also spend £55 million refurbishing 100 branches over the next two years, which will include a "focus on personal service, convenience and community engagement".

Susan Allen, head of retail and business banking at Santander, said: "The way our customers are choosing to bank with us has changed dramatically in recent years, with more and more customers using online and mobile channels.

"As a result, we have had to take some very difficult decisions over our less visited branches, and those where we have other branches in close proximity."

"We will support customers of closing branches to find alternative ways to bank with us that best suit their individual needs. We are also working alongside our unions to support colleagues through these changes and to find alternative roles for those impacted wherever possible".

She added that the banks expects the size of its branch network to "remain stable for the foreseeable future."

The Santander banks set to close are:

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