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Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Sun 09 Apr, 2017 1:43 am
by Steve
Halifax are closing their Hertford branch in July

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39503707

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Sun 09 Apr, 2017 3:40 pm
by leo densian
Yes I had a letter from them to that effect on Friday.

Looks like they will be losing my account then as I ain't going to Harlow every time I need a counter service.

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Sun 09 Apr, 2017 6:30 pm
by dutch knight
Yes ,I found that strange when there are 2 closer branches in Hoddesdon and Welwyn.

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Mon 10 Apr, 2017 12:05 pm
by SloopJohnB
And of course you shouldn't overlook the possibility that should the Bircherley Green Redevelopment planning application be approved then Lloyds Bank will no doubt be the first to be demolished to make way for the Premier Inn. I heard three ladies discussing this is in the bus waiting room a few weeks back and one of them was telling the other two that her daughter was already hoping for a redeployment at another branch close to home. :shock:

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Tue 11 Apr, 2017 8:09 am
by Kateg28
How annoying.

The banks closing their branches causes a big problem for businesses when they need to bank their takings or obtain change. A small shop in Hertford cannot take the time away from their business to drive to Harlow to use their counter services. In addition, I think the Harlow shop is in the pedestrian bit so it is a security risk (and very heavy) to be carrying the money that far.

This doesn't directly affect me (although the household account is with Halifax) but my Other Half has a business in a nearby town and his business bank have done the same and he has to switch banks because of it.

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Wed 12 Apr, 2017 6:24 pm
by leo densian
leo densian wrote:
Looks like they will be losing my account then as I ain't going to Harlow every time I need a counter service.


Job done this morning, albeit with some sadness. I think it's appalling that a major building society/bank cannot have a presence in a county town and told the very nice lady who dealt with me as much.

Apparently the counter service is '26% quieter' than a year ago reading the company closure justification - maybe bombarding customers like myself with invitations to change a passbook account to a card account for many years has had a hand in that.

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Wed 12 Apr, 2017 7:17 pm
by Steve
http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/savi ... ng-UK.html

"Only Nationwide Building Society seems committed to keeping its branch network intact.

On Friday, it said: ‘We believe people of all ages like face-to-face contact with our branch teams as well as access to technology which allows customers to come into a branch and speak to an adviser via a screen-based system.’

The society is in the throes of opening a new branch in Glastonbury, Somerset, a town which is currently bankless. If this proves successful, it will consider opening in other bankless towns."

Nationwide declare it's branch network is 'alive and well' as rivals retreat

http://www.express.co.uk/finance/city/7 ... -gap-rival

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Wed 12 Apr, 2017 7:20 pm
by Steve
leo densian wrote:I think it's appalling that a major building society/bank cannot have a presence in a county town and told the very nice lady who dealt with me as much.

The Halifax hasn't been a Building Society for 20 years.

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Mon 17 Apr, 2017 5:31 pm
by commentator
Sad day for Hertford

Re: Halifax Branch Closing

Posted: Thu 20 Apr, 2017 11:26 am
by Drama Queen
Its not just yet another retail space that will become empty and possibly not filled but its another cashpoint closing down!