Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

September 19, 2005
Halifax Building Society to move into Burnham High Street

The Halifax Building Society is to open a new branch in Burnham-On-Sea High Street in January 2006 when an existing building society closes.

The Birmingham Midshires branch at 56 The High Street (pictured) is to close and the Halifax is to open a full branch in its placeThe Birmingham Midshires branch at 56 The High Street (pictured) is to close and the Halifax is to open a full branch in its place.

The news comes as Birmingham Midshires accounced this week that ten branches are to close across the West country after the society confirmed that it is ending its high street presence.

The move by owner HBoS, which acquired the business in 1999, will shut a total of 48 sites and see another 19 rebranded as Halifax outlets.

Branches in Burnham-On-Sea and Newton Abbot will be reopened as Halifax while closures will affect Bridgwater, Clevedon, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Yeovil, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth.

It is more good news for Burnham High Street - coming only days after another big retail name, Specsavers, opened near the Somerset & Dorset pub.

It is not yet known whether the Halifax will continue to offer mortgages through Abbott and Frost estate agents in nearby College Street.

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