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.
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.