A major high street bank is pulling out of Tenby.

Lloyds Bank is to close its doors in the town’s Tudor Square in November, customers were informed today (Thursday).

It is one of 400 Lloyds branches being axed in a programme of closures between 2014 and 2017, resulting in a total of 9,000 redundancies.

A Lloyds Bank spokesperson told the Western Telegraph: “We have made the difficult decision to close Tenby branch on November 7 2016.

“This branch has been identified for closure because of the changing way customers choose to bank with us, which has resulted in customers using it less often.

“The majority of customers also now regularly use alternative branches or use other ways to bank such as online and telephone banking to complete their banking needs.

“We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and have informed customers of the closest alternative branches.”

Lloyds claims that the Tenby branch has “only 37 regular weekly personal and business customers”.

It added that the number of personal customers using the branch is going down each year by 15 per cent, and 95 per cent of them “already use other branches, such as Pembroke Dock branch”.

Customers have been told in letters that the closure decision follows “a recent review of how customers use our branches in the South Wales area” and that the Tenby branch will be shut from November 8 onward.

Customers have been reminded that 24 hour access to accounts will still be available via internet, mobile and telephone banking and that cash or cheque deposits can be made at Post Office branches that provide a full counter service by using a paying-in slip.

The Pembroke Dock branch of Lloyds is the closest one to Tenby. The branch in Pembroke closed last month due to lack of use.

It has also been announced that the bank’s Milford Haven branch will only be open on four days a week from September 1, with closure taking place on Thursdays.