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Marc McKee
08th June 2022

Bank Branch Closures

Advice on bank branch closures. 

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Halifax branch closure

Halifax is closing its branch in Shaftesbury Square, Belfast on 28 June 2022. Click on the link beside the closing branch to see a map that highlights the financial services that remain in the area affected by the branch closure. These include alternative banks, Post Offices, credit unions and cash machines.

Branch closing  Closing date  Alternative financial services 
Shaftesbury Square, Belfast 28 June 2022 Map of Shaftesbury Square area

HSBC branch closures

HSBC is closing its branches in Derry/Londonderry and Omagh in August 2022. The closing branches and their respective closing dates are listed below. Click on the links beside each of the closing branches to see a map that highlights the financial services that remain in each of the areas affected by the branch closures. These include alternative banks, Post Offices, credit unions and cash machines.

Branch closing  Closing date Alternative financial services 
Derry/ Londonderry 11 August 2022 Map of Derry/ Londonderry area
Omagh 16 August 2022 Map of Omagh area

Danske Bank closures

Danske Bank is closing four of its branches on 16 September 2022. The closing branches are listed below. We will provide links, shortly, to maps that will highlight the financial services that remain in each of the areas affected by the branch closures. These will include alternative banks, Post Offices, credit unions and cash machines.

Branch closing  Closing date Alternative financial services
Cookstown 16 September 2022 Map of Cookstown area
Fivemiletown 16 September 2022 Map of Fivemiletown area
Kilkeel 16 September 2022 Map of Kilkeel area
Lurgan 16 September 2022 Map of Lurgan area

Ulster Bank branch closures

Ulster Bank is closing nine of its branches in the autumn of this year. The closing branches and their respective closing dates are listed below. We will provide links, shortly, to maps that will highlight the financial services that remain in each of the areas affected by the branch closures. These will include alternative banks, Post Offices, credit unions and cash machines.

Branch closing  Closing date Alternative financial services 
Antrim  22 September 2022  Map of Antrim area
Ballymoney 28 September 2022 Map of Ballymoney area
Clogher 12 October 2022 Map of Clogher area
Comber 6 October 2022 Map of Comber area
Dunmurry 14 September 2022 Map of Dunmurry area
Holywood 1 September 2022 Map of Holywood area
Larne 5 October 2022 Map of Larne area
Maghera 11 October 2022 Map of Maghera area
Warrenpoint 8 September 2022 Map of Warrenpoint area

What should you do if affected by a bank branch closure?

Think carefully about your banking needs and preferences, then contact your bank directly to discuss how those needs can be met after the branch closure. 

If the alternative forms of banking, like online or telephone banking, do not meet your needs, you may want to look at switching bank account and/or provider.

For more information visit our Comparing and Switching Bank Account page.

Also, for a guide to switching bank accounts and for further advice about personal banking, take a look at our Guide to Switching Bank Account and our Personal Banking Guide.

Have you tried our Current Account Comparison Tool?

We always recommend that consumers check that their bank account is working for them and provides the best overall deal and service. The Consumer Council has developed a current account comparison table to help consumers compare current account products currently available in Northern Ireland.

Do you need some advice on handling your finances?

If so, please visit our Financial Services webpage for tools to help you manage your budget, as well as further information on banking, Child Trust Funds and payment protection advice.

Worried about your finances?

If you are struggling to make ends meet or need some advice about borrowing money, please visit our Worried about your finances? page for more help and information.