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Over 200 jobs lost as banks closes in East Hampshire

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Over 200 jobs lost as banks closes in East Hampshire

Published at 4:54pm 5th April 2017. (Updated at 8:02pm 5th April 2017)

More than 200 jobs will be lost as some Halifax and Lloyds banks close - including branches in East Hampshire.

MP Damian Hinds shared a letter announcing the closures.

Halifax in Alton will shut on September 26 and Lloyds Bank branches in Bordon and Grayshott August 1 and October 10.

The letter from James Allan, Group Public Affairs, says: "We have made the difficult decision to close these branches.

"These branches have been identified for closure because of the changing way customers choose to bank with us, which has resulted in customers using it less often. 

"The majority of customers also now regularly use alternative branches or use other ways to bank such as online and telephone banking to complete their banking needs." 

The bank says it will be writing to customers to inform of the changes. 

It says: "We are committed to working through the changes with colleagues in a careful and sensitive way. The Group consulted Accord and Unite prior to today’s announcements and we will continue to engage with them.

"We expect there to be a net reduction of approximately 212 roles across our branch networks (107 for Lloyds, 75 Halifax and 30 for Bank of Scotland) as a result of these branches closing.

"The role reductions will be mostly through voluntary redundancy. This number is part of the reduction of roles previously announced as part of the Group’s 2015-2017 Strategy."

Customers of the Alton branch will have their accounts realigned to Basingstoke Wote Street around 11.94 miles away, and there will be no other impact on the way they manage their accounts. 

Customers of the Bordon branch will have their accounts realigned to Farnham around 7.2 miles away, and there will be no other impact on the way they manage their accounts. 

Customers of the Grayshott branch will have their accounts realigned to Haselmere around 3.49 miles away, and there will be no other impact on the way they manage their accounts.

Alternatives to the Alton branch customers can visit Farnham West Street and Basingstoke Wote Street and the local Post Office.

Alternatives to the Bordon branch are available at Liphook and Farnham and an alternative to the Grayshott branch is at Haslemere.

Both also have local Post Offices a short distance away where customers can manage their day-to-day banking needs.

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