A MAJOR bank has announced the closure of over a dozen branches this year in the latest round of closures.
Barclays is set to shut the doors on another 14 locations across the country.
The bank is set to close 11 branches across England, two in Wales and one in Scotland.
Sites in London, Colchester, Ebbw Vale and Beckenham are among those shutting their doors.
Barclays has already announced 30 closures earlier this year.
It follows a flurry of closures already announced in 2023 by several banks, including NatWest which is closing 23 branches, and Lloyds Banking Group is shutting 40 Halifax and Lloyds sites.
The closures come as major high street banks opt to transition more of their banking services online.
Data from LINK, the UK’s largest cash machine network, shows when banks are set to close over the next five months.
In this month alone 24 branches are set to close, and April will see another 52 shut their doors for the last time.
Barclays has previously said that more customers are now choosing to do their banking online and on apps, rather than visiting in person.
Here’s the new list of Barclays branches scheduled for closure:
- London – 137 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge – July 7
- London – 35 Notting Hill Gate – June 16
- Merthyr Tydfil – 47 High Street – June 14
- Ebbw Vale – 10 Bethcar Street – June 9
- Kirkintilloch – 21 Cowgate – June 9
- Ringwood – 6/8 High Street – June 8
- Lymington – 21 High Street – June 15
- Manningtree – 4 High Street – June 7
- Colchester – 10 Yorick Road, West Mersea – June 13
- Beckenham – 3 Beckenham Road – June 14
- Knowle – 1 Station Road – June 16
- West Bridgford – 1 Tudor Square – June 15
- Mildenhall – 29 High Street June 14
- Newmarket – 58 High Street – June 9
Barclays has been contacted for comment.
Typically if there are no banks in a town, you should be able to do some basic banking at your local Post Office.
Many banks also offer a mobile banking service.
This 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 a banking bus 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.
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