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09th April 2021

Bank Branch Closures

Advice on bank branch closures. 


Bank of Ireland planned branch closures 2021

Bank of Ireland have announced that 15 of their branches in Northern Ireland will close this year. The closing branches and their respective closing dates are listed below. Click on the link to access a map of the remaining financial services in that area. These include alternative banks, Post Offices, credit unions and cash machines.

Branch closing  Closure date Alternative financial services 
Lisburn Road, Belfast 23 June 2021 Map of Lisburn Road area
University Road, Belfast 24 June 2021 Map of University Road area
Ormeau Road, Belfast 25 June 2021 Map of Ormeau Road area
Lisburn 29 June 2021 Map of Lisburn area
Downpatrick 30 June 2021 Map of Downpatrick area
Limavady 1 July 2021 Map of Limavady area
Portadown 6 July 2021 Map of Portadown area
Lisnaskea 7 July 2021 Map of Lisnaskea area
Dungannon 8 July 2021 Map of Dungannon area
Ballymena  Autumn 2021 Map of Ballymena area
Banbridge Autumn 2021 Map of Banbridge area
Crossmaglen Autumn 2021 Map of Crossmaglen area
Keady Autumn 2021 Map of Keady area
Strabane Autumn 2021 Map of Strabane area
Derry/Londonderry Autumn 2021 Map of Derry/Londonderry area


Danske Bank branch closures December 2020

The Danske Bank branches in Ballycastle, Comber, Kilrea and Strabane closed for good on Friday 4 December 2020.

In collaboration with Ordnance Survey NI, the Consumer Council has developed a series of maps that highlight the financial services that remain in each of the areas affected by the branch closures. These include Post Offices, cash machines, credit unions and other banks.

Click on the links below to access the financial services maps for each of the areas affected by closure:

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 post 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 webpage.

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 price comparison table to help consumers compare current account products currently available in Northern Ireland.

Have your finances been affected by COVID-19?

If so, please visit our Coronavirus: Impact on Personal Finances webpage for help and advice, including the latest information on what banks are doing to help consumers.