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messageLloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by sweetgirl January 29, 07:48PM

Another one bites the dust!

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by sweetgirl January 29, 08:01PM

[news.sky.com]

Here's the list

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by dbboy January 29, 08:07PM


messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by hammerman January 29, 11:08PM

sweetgirl Wrote:
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> Another one bites the dust!

Thanks for that sweetgirl. I would have thought the Camberwell branch would have been nearer but Sydenham is the way to go!

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by JohnL January 30, 10:08AM

sweetgirl Wrote:
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> Another one bites the dust!


Lloyds Banking Group runs Halifax and Bank of Scotland. Wonder if they're merging them all eventually.

Halifax in Peckham not ED though.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by James Barber January 30, 03:15PM

With contactless personal use and resulting less business cash to bank, people using far less cash for everyday items, this feels inevitable.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by bob January 30, 04:36PM

Try parking at either of these sites
Bob S

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by DulwichFox January 30, 04:45PM

bob Wrote:
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> Try parking at either of these sites
> Bob S


What's wrong with walking to the Bank ?? smiling smiley

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by kford January 30, 08:04PM

Inevitable, as James says. I was at a Barclays this week, paying in a cheque refund from HMRC. The chap behind the counter told me I could now scan my cheques on my mobile app - unwittingly doing himself out of a job, as it's the only reason I venture in banks nowadays.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by bob January 30, 10:26PM

I live in Dulwich Bob S

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by andrewc January 30, 11:00PM

They were useless in there. Anything more than normal and they just referred you on.
The place was a desert..without the starry sky.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by Bic Basher January 31, 01:14AM

When I went past on Wednesday morning, there were 7 people queuing before they opened.

Nobody uses banks apparently.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by herne hilly January 31, 09:32AM

I struggle to see what people do in banks and have this debate with my mum. 20 yrs ago - yes, people used banks.
Now - bills are direct debit, cheques are rarely dished out, most places give the option of direct bank transfer.
Many businesses prefer less cash as it means less cashing up at the end of the day.
Cash you can withdraw from a cash point. Anything complex they direct you to phone them anyway.

From a cost effective point of view, lets say they have 150 customers a week,so in a year 7800 people.
No idea how much it costs to run the bank, stab in the dark, lets say 250,000, thats a cost of 32 per person.

Even when you go in a bank , they have the staff asking what you want to do, always trying to tell you how you could do it without going to the bank. They took one look at my mums 10 yr old mobile and let her pass to pay in her cheque at the machine lol

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by JohnL January 31, 09:41AM

Lots of cash being deposited in Peckham bank branches - Rye Lane traders maybe ?.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by Turfite January 31, 09:33PM

Wonder how much it cost them to build the access ramp last year?

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by tiddles January 31, 09:51PM

There are still a lot of businesses who need to bank cash however the post office now offer this facility.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by rupert james February 01, 09:46AM

Turfite Wrote:
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> Wonder how much it cost them to build the access
> ramp last year?


Not them the Banks customers. Still we get no interest and they get 8/9/10% lending our money so why would they worry.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by JohnL February 01, 12:04PM

Turfite Wrote:
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> Wonder how much it cost them to build the access
> ramp last year?


I've seen the same thing happen a few times (spending big on disability access on something then closing).

Finance people would know why that is not factored in.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by Penguin68 February 01, 12:15PM

Depending on who is going to buy the site (and for what) the disabled access costs could well be factored into the selling price (or makes it more saleable). I'm guessing Lloyd's probably owns that site, rather than is leasing it.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by Flyingspur09 February 01, 12:18PM

The site is in fact owned by the Dulwich Estate and falls under their restricted list of buildings which means whoever does decide to take it over will have to follow their very rigid guidelines about what they can and can't do with the place.
The lady at the counter informed me that they were only notified on Wednesday this week and that none of them will loose their jobs as a result, but merely be moved to other branches.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by Penguin68 February 01, 12:28PM

I stand corrected.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by DovertheRoad February 07, 06:24AM

andrewc Wrote:
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> They were useless in there. Anything more than
> normal and they just referred you on.
> The place was a desert..without the starry sky.

I found this branch really handy for various offline services but yes, I agree, the staff in there could be massively unhelpful nobsworths . They'd spent years just chatting to local shop keepers and old ladies. Anything different - like say taking out 10k in cash- was met with a sucking of teeth and somw kond of group conference behind the counter.

messageRe: Lloyds bank east dulwich due to close......
Posted by DovertheRoad February 07, 06:26AM

^ that was a genuine
typo but I rather like it. "Nobsworth"


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