Lloyds TSB always shut, what gives?

For those of us that work, and I realise we’re becoming a thinning minority in the UK, chances to get to the bank are becoming slimmer and slimmer. Luckily we have the Interweb where we can do all of our banking online, except for the small matter of paying in foreign currency cheques.

I get these from, among others, Amazon.com. With these foreign cheques I cannot drop into the overnight deposit as I need to fill out a mammoth form, complete with my life story and contact details of everyone I’ve ever met. I have to physically go into the bank, and Amazon.com still do not offer direct deposit for UK based affiliates.

Now, these are the opening hours of my local branch of Lloyds TSB.

Mon: 09:30 – 16:30
Tue: 09:30 – 16:30
Wed: 10:00 – 16:30
Thu: 09:30 – 16:30
Fri: 09:30 – 16:30
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

Please tell me when the sodding hell can I actually go into the bank? I start work at 8:30 and I finish at 5:30, the lazy arsed Lloyds crew start after me and finish before me, and of course don’t even bother on a Saturday. I’m sitting on an affiliate cheque from Amazon.com and can’t pay the bastard in anywhere.

The solution? It could be to find another bank.

The real comedy here comes from the fact that one of my RSS subscribers is my sister, who currently works for Lloyds TSB and will be receiving this blog in her inbox. Any ideas Karen?

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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2 thoughts on “Lloyds TSB always shut, what gives?”

  1. I realised this months ago when I was still with LTSB. I would rush there after work and it would have closed at some ridiculous time like 4.15pm and I would look through the locked door to see all the bank workers smugly tidying up and counting cash before they leave, pretending they couldn’t see me. Or I would go in before work and they wouldn’t open ’til about 9.30. Sometimes they are shut for staff training. So I just gave up and went with a different bank. Bonus was that I got £100 for doing so plus 4 months free overdraft! You seem to get rewarded for moving banks these days.

  2. Ridiculous, there are more branches of Lloyds TSB than most
    of the others, most open until 5pm some on Saturdays. You can use
    ATMS to pay in, pay bills etc, 24 hour phonebanking and 24 hour
    online banking. Its important we have well trained staff. We are
    often ther in the evenings, and dont smugly tidy up. Get a
    life.

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