BANKS are continuing to offer their services during the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has seen the closure of restaurants, pubs, gyms and non-essential stores.

But they're all changing opening hours over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

It comes after many have been forced to reduce opening hours in order to protect customers and staff from coronavirus.

Banks are also asking customers to avoid coming to a branch for non-essential services that can be put off.

With a high volume of calls, they are urging customers to only call their support services with urgent queries or to use online banking instead.

Do you need to speak to your bank this Easter? Below are their opening hours and other ways to get in touch.

When are banks open during Easter?

Barclays

Barclays is closing all its branches over the Easter weekend from tomorrow, April 10, until Easter Monday, April 13.

Barclays has also warned that because it has fewer members of staff than usual answering the phones, people will have to wait longer to speak to someone.

It also has fewer people manning the online "chat" function.

The bank urged people to check the information on its website first and only to call if you have "an immediate financial problem that can’t wait".

Barclays customers can contact the bank on 0345 734 5345.

The Sun has asked the bank between what hours phone lines are open, but we haven't heard back yet.

HSBC

HSBC has reduced its opening hours to between 10am – 2pm from Monday to Friday, with all branches closed at the weekend, including bank holidays, until further notice.

If you need to contact HSBC over Easter, you can use the bank app's live chat, reach out on social media or call the bank on 03457 404 404.

All the lines are open from 8am to 8pm every day, except for lost and stolen cards, which are open 24/7.

If you've lost or had your card stolen, you should call 03456 007 010.

Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyd's Bank

Lloyds Banking Group, which includes Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyd's Bank, have restricted their opening hours from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

Branches aren't open during weekends nor bank holidays, meaning they'll be shut over Easter too.

All three banks say telephone services are busier than usual and to only call if it is urgent, so it's worth to try using online banking services first.

If you're unable to, the three banks have different phone numbers and opening hours depending on what you need help with.

You can find out more on the websites of the Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyd's Bank.

Nationwide Building Society

Similar to Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide has also cut opening hours to 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

All branches remain closed in the evenings and weekends, including Easter.

Call centre hours have also been temporarily changed.

The times you can call depend on which product or service you need as well as what aspect of your finances you want to discuss.

The full list of times are all detailed here.

You can contact Nationwide Building Society by calling 0345 730 2011.

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland

NatWest and sister bank Royal Bank of Scotland are also closing all their branches over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

If you need to speak to NatWest, it has a service status page which details changes to call times.

NatWest can be contacted by calling 03457 888 444, alternatively you can send a message through the app.

While RBS customers can call the bank on 03457 242424.

Elderly customers can also call 08000 514 177, but it's only available for those who are above 70 years old.

The Sun has asked the banks between what hours phone lines are open, but we haven't heard back yet.

Santander

Santander's branches are also open from 10am to 2pm from Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends.

It's asking customers who need help to get in touch through the online chat function or social media in the first instance.

The bank is struggling with a high volume of calls so it is asking non-vulnerable customers to only ring in emergencies such as suspected fraud or a lost or stolen card.

Those who urgently need help can call the helpline on 0800 01 56 38.

The Sun has asked the bank between when its phone lines are open, so we'll update this article once we get a response.

TSB

TSB's branches are open Monday to Friday (or whichever weekdays a branch is usually open) from 10am to 4pm, but they'll be closed from 12.30pm to 1.30pm to clean.

None of TSB's branches will are open on Saturdays or Sundays, meaning its branches will be closed over Easter.

If you need help, try using TSB's online chat or you can call the bank on 0345 975 8758.

It says that its call lines are overwhelmed and is asking customers to only call if it is urgent and the problem cannot be resolved using online services.

Once again, The Sun has asked the bank between what hours phone lines are open.

We've rounded up banks opening hours during the coronavirus crisis.

Plus, here are the banks giving mortgage payment holidays and bigger overdrafts if you’re struggling due to the pandemic.

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