Barclays confirms more bank closures this year – see if your branch is affected

Barclays has announced it will be closing a further 14 bank branches across England, Wales, and Scotland over the coming months.

This move will bring the total number of Barclays branches to be shuttered to 156, which accounts for customers making fewer visits in person, according to the bank.

A statement on Barclays’ website reads: “Our branch network and the colleagues who work in them remain a vital part of what we offer our customers.

“Yet with customers visiting our branches less and less each year, we must constantly assess how and why our branches are used and make decisions based on that insight.

“There will be times when this means that we will make the difficult decision to close a branch.”

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The full list of 14 Barclays branch closures includes:

  • Chapel Street, Easingwold – October 13, 2023
  • 16 High Street North, Dunstable – October 13, 2023
  • The Twyn, Caerphilly – October 13, 2023
  • Arcades Shopping Centre, Ashton-under-Lyne – October 13, 2023
  • Castle Street, Dumfries – October 13, 2023
  • Cuffley, Potters Bar – October 13, 2023
  • Market Square, Leighton Buzzard – October 18, 2023
  • 23 Yorkersgate, Malton – October 19, 2023
  • Wellfield Road, Roath Park, Cardiff – October 20, 2023
  • Media City UK, Salford – October 20, 2023
  • 24 Market Place, Thirsk – October 25, 2023
  • Whitefriars, Norwich – October 27, 2023
  • High Street, Hoddesdon – November 17, 2023
  • Hoveton, Norwich – December 1, 2023.

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Barclays is pursuing a more “flexible” approach to reach customers, with Barclays Local sites and banking pods to still bring face-to-face support in areas where footfall has reduced.

A Barclays spokesperson previously told “As visits to branches continue to fall, we need to adapt to provide the best service for all our customers.

“Where there is no longer enough demand to support a branch, we maintain an in-person presence through our Barclays Local network, live in over 200 locations, based in libraries, town halls, mobile vans and our new banking pods. We also support access to cash with our cashback without purchase service, 24-hour deposit-taking ATMs and by working alongside the Post Office and Cash Access UK.”

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Under the new model, the bank works with local councils and communities to arrange a presence in places such as town halls and libraries, offering in-person banking support.

Barclays Local colleagues are there to provide in-person assistance, helping customers with their everyday finances and money management needs.

Each Barclays Local also offers free digital skills workshops and fraud and scams awareness events for the community.

To read the full round-up of bank branch closures due for this month, click here.

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