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Lloyds Banking Group bank branch closures: is your local bank closing in 2020?

We list the Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches that will close, explain why local banking is under threat and our campaign to protect it.

Bank and ATM closures: what the UK can learn from Sweden

Sweden has a reputation for being among the most enlightened of nations. Studies regularly put the Swedes ahead of us in terms of personal wealth, educational attainment and technological advancement....

Bank branch closures risk leaving millions of people behind

Millions of people could be at risk of struggling with everyday banking tasks as simple as checking their bank balance according to new Which? research.

Communities hit by cash machine closures can now request a free ATM

As cash machines become scarcer on UK high streets, Brits have been invited to suggest new sites for ATMs in their local communities.

Mastercard announces new cashback initiative for UK shoppers

Payment provider Mastercard will pay shops to dispense cash to customers, in a bid to protect the use of cash on the high street.

ATMs to be installed in remote communities as part of a new vow to protect access to cash

Find out about a nationwide pilot scheme launched to ensure all UK high streets will continue to have access to cash machines

Online banking outages: as NatWest’s site goes down, how stable is your bank?

NatWest and RBS customers were left stranded yesterday, as the banks' websites were offline for hours. 

Government rejects ‘banking hubs’ proposal to combat bank branch closures

Despite 3,000 bank branches closing in just four years, the government has decided not to require banks to fund 'banking hubs' in towns with no more branches.

New online security checks exclude people without mobile phones or decent signal

Banks may soon require you to use your mobile phone to validate online payments - but more than 1.6m Brits live in a coverage blackspot.

Government acts to protect access to cash throughout the UK

The Treasury sets up a new group dedicated to overseeing the UK's cash system following widespread bank branch closures and a decline in free cashpoints

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