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Are banks open today? See full list of festive opening times

Christmas day may be over but we are still in the midst of the festive season, meaning life has not yet resumed to normal. 

With bank holidays taking place on December 27 and 28 this year due to weekend Christmas and Boxing day celebrations, some banks will keep their doors closed in Scotland today and tomorrow. 

Here’s what you need to know…

Are banks open on December 27 and 28 this year?

This year Christmas and Boxing Day are on a weekend, meaning we get the replacement bank holidays on Monday December 27 Tuesday December 28. 

  • Natwest – closed December 27 & 28
  • RBS – closed December 27 & 28
  • Barclays – closed December 27 & 28
  • Bank of Scotland – closed December 27 & 28
  • Virgin Money UK – closed December 27 & 28
  • HSBC – closed December 27 & 28
  • Santander – closed December 27 & 28
  • Halifax – closed December 27 & 28

Are banks open on New Year’s eve this year? 

Here’s when banks close on New Year’s eve:

  • Natwest – all branches close at 2pm
  • RBS – all branches close at 2pm
  • Barclays – all branches close at 2pm 
  • Bank of Scotland – all branches close at 2pm
  • Virgin Money UK – all branches close at 1pm
  • HSBC – all branches close at 2pm
  • Santander – all branches close at 2pm
  • Halifax – all branches close at 2pm

Are banks open on January 3 and 4 2022?

New year’s day and January 2 fall on a weekend this year, like Christmas and Boxing day. 

In Scotland, January 2 is a bank holiday, however this day is not celebrated in other UK countries. 

  • Natwest – closed January 3
  • RBS – closed January 3
  • Barclays – closed January 3 & 4
  • Bank of Scotland – closed January 3 & 4
  • Virgin Money UK – closed January 3 & 4
  • HSBC – closed January 3 & 4
  • Santander – closed January 3 & 4
  • Halifax – closed January 3 & 4

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