Last bank in Essex town to close in August

The final financial institution in a south Essex city is about to shut in August.

Lloyds Banking Group introduced it will shut its department on Grover Stroll, Corringham on 21 August, leaving the East Thurrock space with no financial institution.

It mentioned the rise of web banking meant fewer clients had been utilizing Excessive Avenue branches.

The group had beforehand introduced the closure of 18 Halifax websites and 22 Lloyds websites throughout the nation between April and June.

In keeping with Lloyds, transactions on the Corringham department fell by 64% between 2017 and 2022.

The group mentioned 79% of their clients used different types of banking, together with by way of the telephone or web, or visited different branches.

Lloyds Financial institution mentioned it was contacting clients to tell them about alternate native banking providers.

These included the submit workplace and native money machines, in addition to branches in close by areas.

A Lloyds Financial institution spokesperson mentioned: “Visits to our Corringham department have fallen over latest years, as many purchasers now select to financial institution digitally.

“When the department closes in August, clients can proceed to financial institution in particular person with us within the Basildon department, or on the native submit workplace on London Highway.”

The MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Stephen Metcalfe, met Lloyds’ public affairs supervisor for the East and South East and the supervisor of the native department on 18 April to debate constituents’ considerations.

“Lloyds Financial institution has assured me that it’s doing every little thing it might probably to make sure its clients are effectively supported earlier than its Corringham department closes,” he mentioned.

Lloyds mentioned that there could be no job losses because of the closure and its workers could be supplied roles at different branches or in different components of the enterprise.

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