Barclays Bank Branch Set To Close

Barclays Bank Branch Set To Close

Banking giant Barclays have announced that their Sittingbourne branch is set to close in the New Year.

The branch, at 81 High Street Sittingbourne, will close its counters for the last time at 12 noon on Wednesday 8th March 2023.

A spokesperson for Barclays told SFM News "visits to the branch have declined as people are increasingly making use of other means of managing their money, such as telephone banking or online apps. Before deciding whether to close this branch, we looked carefully at how it’s been used and how customers are banking in other ways. We found that 91% of people who used our branch in 2021 had also used the app, online or by phone. Only 13 customers said that they regularly use the branch as their only way to do their banking."

Customers can withdraw money from their Barclays account at any Post Office branch using their debit card, and pay cheques into their account. Barclays said that affected customers can call 03457 345452 for more information.

The closure follows Barclays shuting both it's Sheerness and Faversham branches in the summer. Nat West and Lloyds also shut their Faversham branches this year leaving Nationwide as the only bank in the town.

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