If it’s a bank holiday, like Easter 2016,anywhere in the UK your payment should be early. If you are due to receive benefit or tax credit payments on Friday or Monday you should receive the payment on THURSDAY 24th March 2016.

Bank holiday payment dates

Easter Beagle Benefit

Your Child Benefit payment is usually paid early if it’s due on a bank holiday. Payments might be late for some bank holidays in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Due date Payment date
25 March

28 March

24 March

24 March

2 May 29 April
30 May 27 May

If it’s a bank holiday anywhere in the UK your TAX CREDITS payment may be early.

Due date Payment date
17 March 16 March – Northern Ireland only
25 March 24 March
28 March 24 March

ESA – Employment Support Allowance

If your payment is due on a bank holiday, you’ll be paid on the last working day before the holiday ( so it should be paid on the 24th March if you are normally paid on a Friday or Monday)

Most Bank Branches will be CLOSED on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.  However see listing below for individual banks ( eg. Metro is only closed on Sunday – Barclays have some of their city centre branches open Monday and Friday etc)

Branches that open on a Saturday will be open as normal.

Thursday 24th March 2016 – Normal Opening Hours
Good Friday 25th March 2016 – CLOSED
Easter Saturday 26th March 2016 – Normal Opening hours for Saturday Branches
Easter Sunday: 27th March 2016 – CLOSED
Easter Monday 28th March 2016 – CLOSED
Tuesday 29th March 2016 – Normal Opening Hours

Online services will be available as normal through the Easter Bank Holiday period with the standard daily cut-off times applying as normal.
Traditionally Tuesday after Easter is the busiest banking day of the year so hang fire till Wednesday if you can. Direct Debits are not collected on a Bank Holiday; so, usually they’ll next be collected on Tuesday.

Lloyds Bank

All branches CLOSED on Good Friday and Easter Monday – Open normal Saturday hours on Saturday

Contact Lloyds – Twitter  Facebook 01733 347007

Metro Bank

Branches will be open on Friday and Monday. They are open 7 days a week, 362 days a year. They are only closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Barclays Bank

Main city branches will be opening Good Friday and Easter Monday from 10am to 2pm. Most other branches will be closed.

Branches Open 10-2 Friday & Monday = Kensington High Street, London  // Market Street, Manchester  // Lord Street, Liverpool // Parliament Street, York

Branch open Friday 10-2 – Pinstone Street, Sheffield  – Closed Monday

You can check other branches here  Twitter here

Nationwide Bank

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Nationwide’s Twitter  Facebook 0800 30 20 11

TSB

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday – Twitter

Some branches open Saturday – check your branch here 

Natwest / RBS

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Branches will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday – General Queries through Facebook http://personal.rbs.co.uk/global/support-centre.html

HSBC

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday

All branches will be closed for the public holiday

Santander

Branches will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday except the Bluewater branch which will open. The rest are open as usual on Saturday.

Twitter  

Yorkshire

Yorkshire Bank branches will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. However, branches that open on Saturday will continue to be open on their regular hours on 26 March 2016 You can check to see if your local branch will be open here: http://www.ybonline.co.uk/personal/online-locator/ 

Halifax

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday

Twitter    

Bank of Scotland

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday

check Saturday opening hours for your local branch via BOS Branch Locator, here: http://spr.ly/6181NFT5

Ulster Bank

Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday