Lloyds Bank is facing fresh anger over the closure of a further 100 branches, resulting in more than 200 job losses.
Unite said the “continuous stream” of branch closures by the UK’s retail banks appeared to show no signs of ending. The union said the announcement will affect 54 Lloyds branches, 22 Halifax branches and 24 Bank of Scotland branches in the country.
Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer, said: “Unite is angered that another 200 staff have today been told that their job will be cut due to their branch shutting.
“Lloyds Banking Group’s rationale for branch closures is the claimed customer preference towards the use of technology across banking.
He added: “However this simply doesn’t ring true when it’s clear that many customers still value the face to face engagement with experienced and knowledgeable bank staff.
“The industry must halt these endless branch closure programs and open their eyes to what these closures are doing to rural communities, their disabled customers and the small business customers who greatly depend on access to a local branch.”