A POPULAR Urmston bank is to close.

Halifax has announced that its branch in Flixton Road will be close down from November 6.

The lender has said it has made the “difficult decision” due to changing ways customers are choosing to bank, such as switching to online or mobile banking.

However it has made the move despite a nine per cent increase in footfall at the branch in the last 12 months.

Customers’ nearest Halifax branches will now be at Manchester Trafford, 1.87 miles away, and Stretford, 2.1 miles away. Alternatively customers can use post offices for transactions.