A SECOND bank in Stroud town centre is to shut this year. 

The announcement follows the closure of Barclays Bank, in King Street, in January. 

Now Halifax Bank, located in Kendrick Street, says it will also be closing on Wednesday, November 30. 

Stroud News and Journal:

"Like many other high street businesses, we’ve seen people using our branches less frequently in recent years as more customers choose to do most of their everyday banking online," read a statement from Halifax. 

"We’re responding to the way our customers use our branches.

"We’ll continue to invest in our branch network, but we have to make sure our branches are where customers need and use them most.

"As a result, we've made the difficult decision to close this branch because customers are using it less often.

"In addition the majority of customers are also using alternative ways to bank."

What this means for customers

"You can use any of our branches and our nearest alternative is the Gloucester branch," continued the statement. 

"You can also use a Post Office® for your everyday banking.

"We’re still here to support you, and there’s a number of ways you can bank with us."