TSB has announced plans to close 36 bank branches across the UK and cut 250 jobs across the business.

The majority of closures will take place in September this year, while some are scheduled to happen in May 2025.

TSB said the closures are down to fewer people visiting its branches, with 96% of all transactions now taking away from branches.

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A number of the closures will take place in Scotland, including in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

Here’s the full list of closures across the UK, with Scottish locations in bold.

  • Alloa
  • Bedworth
  • Birmingham, Pype Hayes
  • Bridlington
  • Buxton
  • Carmarthen, Blue Street
  • Cwmbran, General Rees Square
  • Dovercourt
  • Edinburgh, Leith
  • Felixstowe
  • Frome
  • Glasgow, Cardonald
  • Glasgow, Castlemilk
  • Haddington
  • Hounslow
  • Lerwick
  • Leven
  • London, Bethnal Green
  • London, Clapham
  • Longton
  • Manchester, Middleton
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, Milvain
  • Peterhead
  • Sheerness
  • Stornoway
  • Torquay, St Marychurch
  • Whitehaven
  • Amble
  • Aylsham
  • Banff
  • Bedlington
  • Bude
  • Crook
  • Flint
  • Tenbury Wells
  • Whitchurch

A TSB spokesperson said: “The decision to close a branch is never taken lightly, but our customers are now doing most of their banking digitally and we need to move to a better balance of digital and face-to-face services.

"We remain committed to a national branch network and through innovation and integration with video, telephone, digital, branch and other face-to-face services TSB customers have more ways to bank with us than ever before.”

Charity reaction

Reaction to the news, Age Scotland's chief executive Katherine Crawford said: "This is a disappointing move from TSB, and unfortunately is the latest in a continuous stream of banks abandoning high streets across Scotland in favour of a digital-by-default approach that does not consider the needs of all of their customers.

“Access to cash and in-person banking services are vital for many older people in Scotland. In fact, we know that 34% of over 65s prefer to bank in person.

“We also know that 31% of over 65s feel uncomfortable with the idea of online banking for a variety of reasons, including lack of trust in online services, lack of necessary IT skills and a fear of falling victim to fraud and scams.

“With branches disappearing at a rate of knots, an increasing number of communities are being left with either one local bank or facing the prospect of travelling further afield to do their banking. This is especially concerning for older people in rural and remote areas.

“We need greater growth in the network of banking hubs as an overreliance on the fragile Post Office network isn’t sustainable. Banks must take their responsibility to customers and communities seriously.”