Barclays Bank Shuts 27 More Branches as UK Loses 330 Banks in One Year | See Full List
As a direct reaction to low customer numbers as well as a shift to online banking, Barclays Bank is closing another 27 bank branches, and will have closed a total 103 branches of the bank by the end of 2022.
According to Which? reports, Brits are already grappling with a wave of bank branch closures, with around 330 outlets due to close in 2022. It added that by 2023, closed 103 branches.
The 27 closures comes after the 63 closed branches announced earlier in the year.
Responding to this, a Barclays spokesperson said:
“We continue to review and adjust our branch footprint to ensure it reflects the way that our customers are increasingly choosing to do their banking. We will always give twelve weeks’ notice of any branch closures, explaining the rationale for the decision, as well as highlighting alternative branches and ways to bank.
“This includes working with the local community to find different, more flexible ways for our colleagues to continue to provide local banking support, such as through pop-up presences.”
The implication of this is that some communities have been left with no bank branch at all. In fact, around 2,300 people on the Isle of Scilly now have to take a plane or ferry to use a bank branch as their last remaining bank branch shut down in April.
Below is a full list of Barclays Bank branches due to shut down this year:
- Muswell Hill, London
- St Austell
- Saffron Walden
- Southgate Chase Side