Are banks open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Boxing Day?

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Both Christmas Day and Boxing Day this week are bank holidays which means the opening hours of establishments such as banks will be restricted.

It’s easy to forget to pop into the bank in the build-up to Christmas, but if you have an errand to run there before Christmas day then don’t delay.

If you’re planning to stop by your bank today then it should be open but if you were planning on popping to your local branch tomorrow (Christmas Eve) you may want to check the opening times first, as their business hours may vary.

Although Christmas Eve isn’t a bank holiday, many banks will close early for the festive break, so make sure you take a look below to see when your bank is open this week.

When are banks open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

NatWest

An exterior view of NatWest Bank in central London.
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NatWest advised Metro.co.uk that all of their branches will remain closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Meanwhile all their branches will be open on Christmas Eve, but will close early at 2:00pm.

Barclays

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Opening times will vary between Barclays branches on Christmas Eve but most will be closing at 2.00pm. To check the specific opening hours of your nearest branch, visit Barclays’ website and take a look on their branch finder here.

All Barclays bank branches will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as these are bank holidays.

Nationwide

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Most Nationwide bank branches are closed on bank holidays – so that includes Christmas Day and Boxing Day this week.

Use Nationwide’s online branch finder here to locate your nearest branch and to check their specific opening hours for Christmas Eve.

HSBC

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All HSBC branches will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but they are open on Christmas Eve, although opening times will vary.

Use HSBC’s online branch finder here to find your local HSBC and check the specific opening times for Christmas Eve.

Royal Bank of Scotland

A branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
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On Christmas Eve, all RBS branches will be open as normal in the morning but will close at 2pm.

On Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December, Christmas Day and Boxing Day all RBS branches will be closed for the bank holidays.

Lloyds TSB

A branch of Lloyds Bank in London.
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Opening times of Lloyds TSB banks will vary, but you can check the hours of your local branch by using the bank’s branch locator here.

Halifax

A close-up of a Halifax bank sign.
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You can use Halifax’s branch finder online to check the specific opening hours of your nearest branch during the holiday season.

Like other banks in the UK, your local Halifax branch will likely be closed on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Santander

Santander Bank logo.
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All Santander branches will be closed on bank holidays – so that includes Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Use Santander’s branch locator to check the opening times of your local Santander to see if they are open on Christmas Eve.

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