Rushden to lose town centre bank this summer

Barclays has confirmed it is closing its branch in the town

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 2:52 pm
Barclays in College Street, Rushden, is set to close this summer

Rushden is set to lose a a major bank from its town centre this summer.

Barclays has confirmed that it is set to close its branch in College Street at the start of July.

So from July 2, the nearest Barclays for Rushden customers will be the Wellingborough branch in Market Street.

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A Barclays spokesman said: “The decision to close a branch is never an easy one.

"However, customers are increasingly using alternatives to branches to do their banking.

"As a result, we are seeing a sustained fall in branch visits across the UK.

“This is reflected at the Rushden branch where there has been a 20 per cent reduction in counter transactions in the two years to March 2020.

"In addition, 87 per cent of our customers at the branch are also using different ways to bank.

“We will work with our customers and provide alternative options to ensure they can continue to manage their money and receive financial expertise when required.”

The Rushden branch is due to close on July 2.

The Barclays spokesman added that they don't intend to make anyone redundant as a result of this closure, with staff being offered alternative roles in the bank.

Customers will receive a letter about the forthcoming closure and posters will be displayed in the branch, as well as colleagues being on hand to assist customers with any concerns they have.

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