BARCLAYS is about to close one other 15 branches this yr within the newest spherical of closures revealed by the financial institution.
It brings the entire variety of websites disappearing this yr to 132 throughout the nation.
It comes after Barclays introduced in Might the areas of 27 branches that will probably be closing for good in 2022.
It’s not the one financial institution to inform prospects to count on extra closures, with Lloyds, HSBC and Halifax amongst these to fade from many excessive streets.
Barclays mentioned extra prospects are actually selecting to do their banking on-line and on apps, relatively than visiting in individual.
A Barclays spokesperson mentioned: “We proceed to assessment and alter our department footprint to make sure it displays the way in which that our prospects are more and more selecting to do their banking.
“We are going to at all times give twelve weeks’ discover of any department closures, explaining the rationale for the choice, in addition to highlighting different branches and methods to financial institution.
“This consists of working with the local people to search out totally different, extra versatile methods for our colleagues to proceed to offer native banking help, akin to via pop-up presences.”
Right here is the brand new record of Barclays branches that are closing this yr:
- Melton Mowbray
The closing of almost 30 branches introduced final month consists of Bexhill-on-Sea and Epping that are shutting their doorways at present.
Additional branches will shut via July, August and September.
- Muswell Hill, London
- St Austell
- Saffron Walden
- Southgate Chase Aspect
Department closures in earlier years convey the entire variety of areas that will probably be gone for good by the tip of the yr to 132, in accordance with Which?.
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Barclays just isn’t the one financial institution that’s reducing down the variety of branches it runs.
Banking teams are blaming a scarcity of footfall for web site closures as a rising variety of folks now utilizing cell and web banking as an alternative of visiting a department.
Consultants predict that round 700 to 800 financial institution websites throughout the UK face closure in 2022.
HBSC will shut 69 of its branches earlier than the yr is out after shuttering 82 of its banks final yr.
In the meantime, Lloyds Banking Group confirmed one other 28 closures of Halifax and Lloyds financial institution branches are coming this yr.
Natwest will shut 32 branches this yr, together with Royal Financial institution of Scotland websites.
In addition to fewer folks visiting branches, corporations wish to minimize prices as websites turn out to be costlier to employees and run.
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