August Bank Holiday 2019: which banks will be open?

NatWest, Santander and Metro Bank are among the banks that will have branches open this August Bank Holiday Monday. Read on to see if your bank will be opening at all.

If you need to visit your bank this August Bank Holiday Monday (26th), you could be in luck as some banks have announced they will open certain branches.

Here is what you need to know.

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RBS and NatWest

NatWest will be opening just five branches across the UK this Bank Holiday Monday, while only two Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches will be open.

Five of NatWest’s branches will be open on Monday 26 August, but at slightly different times.


  • Westfield Stratford City
  • Westfield White City


  • Birmingham Grand Central
  • Canary Wharf Crossrail
  • Nottingham City (self-service)

For RBS, only the Nottingham and Sheffield branches will operate a full service from 10am to 2pm.

A handful of branches will be open for self service requests only from 10am to 2pm.

Metro Bank

All Metro Bank branches will be open on Bank Holiday Monday from 11am to 5pm.

The bank is open seven days a week, 362 days a year and branches only close on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.


The only Santander branch to open on the Bank Holiday is the one at the Bluewater shopping mall in Kent, from 10:30am to 6pm.  


Only the Manchester branch (Market Street) will be open from 11am to 4pm. All other branches will be closed.


Halifax’s flagship branch in London (New Oxford Street) will be open from 11am to 5pm. All other branches will be closed.  

Other major banks

Barclays, HSBC and TSB will remain fully closed on Bank Holiday Monday.

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