Barclays bank vows to protect more than 100 remote branches from closure

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Barclays has promised to keep more than 100 of its banks open.


Remote branches, and those in places where Barclays is the “last bank in town” will be protected from closure until at least 2021.

Barclays is also set to trial new flexible opening hours at several branches, as well as setting up 300 pop up branches by the end of 2021.

Barclays is also set to trial new flexible opening hours at several branches, as well as setting up 300 pop up branches by the end of 2021.

The commitment is part of a range of measures taken by the bank to help customers in remote areas keep access to financial services.

A new cashback scheme in 200 locations around the UK will allow Barclays customers to withdraw cash from local businesses where there are no ATMs within 1km.

Barclays is also set to trial new flexible opening hours at several branches, as well as setting up 300 “pop up” branches by the end of 2021.

Adam Rowse, managing director of branch-based banking at Barclay, said: "By maintaining last-in-town or remote branches over the next two years, and working with the community, we hope to increase demand and keep these branches viable.

"We also recognise that there are opportunities to support customers with access to cash where there is no branch or ATM nearby.

"We are launching a cashback offering working with merchants to give customers access to cash over the counter."

The list of protected branches

Alderley Edge

Bargoed

Barnard Castle

Barnoldswick

Biggin Hill

Bilbrook

Builth Wells

Burnham-on-Crouch

Cadishead

Carnforth

Chalfont St Peter

Cockermouth

Cuffley

Drayton, Norwich

Dunmow

Esher

Flitwick

Guiseley

Haxby

Hemsworth

Heywood

Histon

Holmes Chapel

Hoyland, Nether

Kidsgrove

Knowle

Llandeilo

Pickering

Radlett

Risca

Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Shenfield

South Woodham Ferrers

Southwick

St Ives

Tredegar

Treorchy

Wadebridge

Watton

West Mersea

Whickham

Woburn Sands

Wombourne

Wroxham

Yarm

Ystrad Mynach

Manningtree

Llangollen

Bentham

Keswick

Harleston

Southwold

Bedale

Leyburn

Framlingham

Oundle

Kirkby Stephen

Seahouses

Leiston

Haltwhistle

Stanhope

Middleton-in-Teesdale

Remote branches

Bideford

Brecon

Brigg

Caernarfon

Camborne

Chipping Norton

Cranleigh

Daventry

Deal

Devizes

Driffield

Easingwold

Falmouth

Gainsborough

Heathfield

Helmsley

Helston

Horncastle

Kirkby Lonsdale

Lampeter

Launceston

Leek

Malton

Market Drayton

Mildenhall

Monmouth

Pocklington

Porthmadog

Prudhoe

Pwllheli

Richmond, North Yorkshire

Settle

Shaftesbury

Sheerness

Sleaford

Stow-on-the-Wold

Tenby

Thirsk

Towcester

Ulverston

Welshpool

Whitby

Workington