Major high street bank to close 15 more branches over the next few months – is your local shutting its doors? | The Sun

A MAJOR bank is set to close 15 more branches this year in its latest round of closures.

Barclays will pull down the shutters on 12 branches in England and one in Wales, and two in Scotland.

Data from the UK's largest cash machine network, LINK, keeps track of any planned branch closures across the UK.

The majority of the England branches will all close in August, with some shutting their doors in September.

Scotland's branches will also shut in August, while the closure date for the Wales branch has not yet been confirmed.

Sites in Newcastle, Falmouth and Southampton will all be impacted.


Full list of banks NOT hiking mortgage rates after BoE raises interest rate

Full list of bank branches set to close next week – is one near you closing?

Barclays has already announced more than 30 closures in 2023 following dozens more by several major banks, including NatWest, Lloyds Banking Group and Halifax.

The closures come following an increase in customers at major high street banks shifting to banking online and on apps.

Here is the latest round of Barclays closures and their dates:

  • 133 High Street, Dunfermline (Scotland) – August 18
  • 16 Murray Place, Stirling (Scotland) – August 11
  • 52 Tredegar Street, Risca (Wales) – TBC
  • 18 Queen Elizabeth II Square, Chelmsford (England) – August 11
  • 18 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch (England) – August 22
  • 118 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme (England) – August 25
  • 90 Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove (England) – August 11
  • 1 Lower Northam Road, Hedge End, Southampton (England) – August 17
  • 20/24 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh (England) – August 11
  • 31 Market Place, Wokingham (England) – August 18
  • 17 High Street, Bognor Regis (England) – August 9
  • 74 Front Street, Prudhoe (England) – August 11
  • Westgate, Haltwhistle (England) – August 18
  • High Street, St Ives (England) – September 8
  • 6 Killigrew Street, Falmouth (England) – September 15

Most read in Money


How hard-up shoppers are worst hit – as supermarkets hike prices of groceries


‘Modest-looking bungalow’ dubbed ‘real-life Tardis’ as it hides giant surprise


Little-known water bill trick means 5m households could save £160 a year


Full list of shops shutting this month including B&M and New Look

Many people, particularly the elderly, still rely on in-person services and the closures will make it more difficult for this demographic to access accessible services.

But there are still a number of ways in which affected customers can access basic banking services without having to venture to the next town.

If the latest raft of closures will leave you with no bank in your town, you should be able to do most basic tasks at your local Post Office. 

You can use one of the Post Office’s nearly 12,000 branches to perform basic banking tasks — but not open new bank accounts or take personal loans and mortgages.

Many banks also offer a mobile banking service, which is where your bank brings a bus to your local area that has the services that are usually available at your branch.

You should call up your bank to see if it runs such a service and they will be able to tell you where and when it will be parked.

Other banks use buildings such as village halls or libraries to offer mobile banking services.

Banking hubs, which offer traditional shared services, have also been set up in four locations around the UK to help plug the gap — in Brixham, Cambuslang, Cottingham and Rochford.

Meanwhile, we've rounded up the full list of banks closing locations in May.

Read More on The Sun

Holly and Phil turn backs on ITV peace talks – and reason will worry fans

Eurovision viewers spot awkward blunder as men are seen crawling off stage

Plus, here are all the branches set to close throughout 2023.

Do you have a money problem that needs sorting? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Source: Read Full Article