Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Disappearing Banks

In the aftermath of banking collapses & mergers, there will quite a few bank closures on high streets of Swindon & beyond.

Cheltenham & Gloucester will disappear as a high street presence with the closure of 164 branches with the loss of 833 jobs.

The new Lloyds Banking group now owns the former Halifax Bank of Scotland branches too.

Santander, the Spanish bank now owns Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley. It is likely that the branches in each town will be merged into one.

In Swindon, we have already seen the closure of Portman and Woolwich branches due to mergers in recent years.

Posted by Sean Wilson, APFS, Independent Financial Advisers (IFA), Swindon, Wiltshire.

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