Barclays announces more bank branch closures – full list of the 15 branches closing | Personal Finance | Finance
Barclays has confirmed that 15 of its branches will be shut down later in 2023, on top of the previously announced closures. Previously, the bank had asserted that 11 bank branches would be closed down this year which will be a blow to customers with savings accounts in the affected local areas.
Various banks and building societies have followed suit in recent months, citing the rise in online banking among customers.
Barclays bank branch closures
Here is a full list of the 15 Barclays branches which are set to close in the near future:
Guiseley (45 Oxford Road LS20 8AE) – April 12, 2023
Hunstanton (42 High Street PE36 5AQ) – April 12, 2023
London (260 Walworth Road SE17 1JF) – April 13, 2023
Bargoed (1 Hanbury Road CF81 8XA) – April 14, 2023
Barnoldswick (5 Church Street BB18 5UR) – April 14, 2023
Flitwick (3 Station Road MK45 1JS) – April 14, 2023
Macclesfield (10 Market Place SK10 1HA) – April 14, 2023
Milton Keynes (8/10 High Street, Woburn Sands MK17 8RN) – April 18, 2023
Shenfield (93-95 Hutton Road CM15 8JE) – April 19, 2023
London (104/108 Tower Bridge Road SE1 3NG) – April 19, 2023
London (304 Green Street E7 8LG) – April 20, 2023
Bishop Auckland (55 Front Street, Stanhope DL13 2TU) – April 21, 2023
Warley (70 Birmingham Road, Rowley Regis B65 9BA) – April 21, 2023
Keswick (Market Square CA12 5BE) – April 21, 2023
Leeds (390 Harrogate Road LS17 6PY) – April 21, 2023.
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Overall, 26 branches from the bank will no longer continue operations in their high street sites.
However, any Barclays customers concerned about the pending changes will still be able to access vital in-person services.
To help those who may find it difficult to use online banking, the bank has set up a support van and pop-up banks.
These services will be accessible to Barclays customers on certain dates and times of the day.
Customers who are impacted by the branch closures can find more information on the support van and pop-up banks on the bank’s website.
On top of this, those who have an account with Barclays can access certain facilities through Post Office branches instead.
Examples of what people can do via the Post Office include withdrawing cash, checking bank balances and depositing cheques.
Other banks which have announced closures in the past few months have included HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest, Santander, Halifax and Nationwide, which has confirmed one of its branches will shut down.
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More to follow…
Here is a full list of the previously confirmed branch closures from Barclays, as well as the dates these sites will be shut down:
Amersham (4 Sycamore Road HP6 5DT) – January 3, 2023
Ellesmere Port (100 Whitby Road CH65 0AD) – February 3, 2023
Liskeard (The Parade PL14 6AR) – February 3, 2023
Weymouth (2B St Mary Street DT4 8PB) – March 3, 2023
Dagenham (227/231 Heathway RM9 5AN) – March 3, 2023
Bridlington (6 Manor Street YO15 2RU) – June 3, 2023
Swansea (16 Newton Road, Mumbles SA3 4AU) – July 3, 2023
Sleaford (21 Market Place NG34 7SS) – August 3, 2023
Torquay (39/40 Fleet Street TQ2 5DL) – August 3, 2023
Sittingbourne (85 High Street ME10 4AW) – August 3, 2023
Birmingham (161 High Street, Kings Heath B14 7LA) – October 3, 2023.
Tobias Gruber, the founder and CEO of My Community Finance, commented: “It’s becoming increasingly common for banks to close their high street branches as more customers shift to online and digital banking methods.
“In the case of Barclays, the closure of these branches will result in cost savings for the bank, so I hope they choose to re-invest in improving their digital and telephone banking services for their loyal customers, as well as providing more ‘pop-up’ banks and support vans for their rural customers who may not have access to the internet.
“If you’re a Barclays customer and need branch access and don’t have alternative services nearby, you might want to consider switching to a bank with a physical branch in your area – although there are no guarantees that they will remain open for long.”