Lloyds banks in Chester city centre and Boughton could be under threat after the company announced more closures.

Branches on St John Street and Christleton Road may feel the effect of cuts in response to Brexit and the rise of online banking.

The chain has already shut its Hoole Road store, along with 200 others across the country in the past two years.

Lloyds have not yet said which branches are next in line, with a company-wide review set to take place.

Unfortunately that has opened up some uncertainty while it is conducted, with the closures finalised by the end of 2017.

The giant said another 200 banks will close and 3,000 jobs will go despite profits more than doubling to £2.5bn in the first six months of the year.

A total of 400 shutting branches also include Bank of Scotland and Halifax, which are owned by the same group.

The area of Foregate Street outside the Royal Bank of Scotland which is to become a temporary road from June to December
Royal Bank of Scotland on Foregate Street

While the company insisted the economy is strong, they added ‘it is too early to determine the impact on our formal longer term guidance at this stage’.

A statement said: “Following the EU referendum the outlook for the UK economy is uncertain and, while the precise impact is dependent upon a number of factors, including EU negotiations and political and economic events, a deceleration of growth seems likely.”

Another cited factor was ‘changing customer behaviour’, which includes the shift online.

Branches at Hawarden and the Wirral were also among those lost in the initial round of closures.

Unite national officer Rob MacGregor said: “There is a real danger that customer service will suffer and access to banking for numerous communities will be damaged because of this latest round of savage cuts.”

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