Are banks open on bank holiday Monday in August? HSBC, Santander, Barclays and TSB opening hours
THE holiday has its name for a reason – with lots of closures over the long weekend.
However, not all branches close for the holiday.
It is always worth checking in advance with your local bank branch if it is open before taking a trip.
We tell you everything you need to know about banks open during the long weekend.
When we checked to see if the HSBC branches were open during the long weekend using its online branch locator tool, we noticed that most would be closed.
If you need to contact HSBC during the long weekend, you should be able to use the banking app or website live chat, contact social networks or call the bank on 03 457 404 404.
But on its website, HSBC said its contact centers were extremely busy – so it would be best to avoid calling and logging in instead.
All Barclays branches will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday.
But you can see where your nearest is using the bank branch locator tool.
However, you can still use Barclays online banking and its app to do your banking.
But if you need help, go to Barclays website to its contacts page where it explains how to get help based on your problem.
Lloyd’s Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland
Lloyds Banking Group includes Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyd’s Bank.
It has not published a list of public holiday weekend opening hours for all of its branches across the UK.
But we looked at the opening hours of several branches and noticed that many were closed on Monday public holidays.
It is best to check in advance with your local branch if it opens.
The customer service lines of each bank are as follows:
- Bank of Scotland: 0345 721 3141
- Halifax: 0345 720 3040
- Lloyd Bank: 0345 300 0000
Metro Bank says it’s open seven days a week almost every day of the year – except New Years Day, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Day.
It opens stores from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
If you want to check where your nearest branch is, use its store locator tool on its website.
If you have an urgent request, you can call Metro Bank on 0345 080 8500.
The call centers will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. except Saturdays when they will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland
NatWest and sister bank Royal Bank of Scotland are closing all branches on Bank Holidays.
This means that you will not be able to visit your local branch if you need help with your banking operations.
The telephone lines of the two banks will operate during normal hours.
If you need to speak to NatWest, you can call 03457 888 444 or send a message through the app.
During this time, RBS customers can call the bank on 03457 242424.
You can check where your nearest bank branch uses TSB branch locator tool.
We used it to check when some branches would be open on statutory holidays, and it looks like some will be open.
For example, the TSB branch in Harlesden appears to be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
However, to avoid a lost trip, it’s best to check in advance with your local branch to see if they plan to open.
If your nearest branch is closed and you need help, try using TSB online chat or you can call the bank on 020 3284 1575.
Santander has not published a list of branches that will be closed or have different opening hours.
But when we used her store locator tool On its website, we saw that some branches appeared to be open on statutory holidays.
For example, its website says its London’s Strand branch will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Again, check in advance with your local Santander to see if it’s open to avoid disappointment.
Those in urgent need of assistance can call the helpline on 0800 01 56 38.
At national scale
Again, Nationwide did not release a full list of the closing dates of its 650 banks over the long weekend.
But we checked using his branch locator tool and saw that many branches were planning to close on Bank Holiday Monday.
If you need to contact Nationwide then go to its website.
It will give you a list of numbers that you should call based on your query.
You can also use its online banking – or use the app – to continue banking.
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