Bank Holiday dates for Christmas 2019 through New Year 2020.

25 DecemberWednesdayChristmas Day
26 DecemberThursdayBoxing Day
1 JanuaryWednesdayNew Year’s Day

Benefits Dates

If your normal payment day or date falls on a bank holiday you’ll usually be paid on the working day before. This Christmas if you are due to receive your benefits on Wednesday 25th or Thursday 26th you should receive the payment on Tuesday 24th December ( Christmas Eve ). If you are due to receive a payment on Wednesday 1st January 2020 you should receive it on Tuesday 31st December 2019.

Bank Opening

With 24 hour internet banking it is easier to keep an eye on your balances online, however if you need to go into a branch then most banks will be closing at lunchtime on Christmas Eve and reopening on Friday 27th December 2019. The Banks will usually be closed on New Years Day as well. Some exceptions may apply, such as Metro Bank and Barclays, but you should check with your local branch before making any travel arrangements.