Chorley residents took to social media to query why their local bank was not open for business for fear of another impending closure announcement.
Only a couple of months ago TSB announced the closure of 70 of its branches by 2022 to cost cut by £100m as in-house usage declined further, with more people favouring on online banking.
It’s predicted that by 2022 90% of transactions with the bank will be self-service.
Citing repair works as the reason behind the Chorley branch closure, a spokesperson for the bank said: "We are temporarily closing while we refit the store and modernise it for our customers.
"We plan to reopen by the middle of February."