23 JUN 2017

Barclays Confirms Closure of Saxmundham Branch

Barclays Banks have announced today that their Saxmundham Branch is due to close on September 29th.

Therese said: "Despite assurances received bin 2014, that Barclays Bank had no plans to shut down any of their 7 branches in Suffolk Coastal, I was disappointed to learn this morning that their Saxmundham branch is due to close".

Although HSBC still operate in the town, this decision by Barclays will come as a bitter blow to customers who rely on this vital service, especially elderly residents and local businesses. I have asked to meet Kathryn Kitson, Community Banking Director for Norfolk & Suffolk to discuss, although Barclays have already assured me that everyday transactions (including paying in a cheque or depositing cash), can also be completed at the Post Office in Saxmundham."

The closure means the nearest Barclays branch will be in Leiston.

For more details on the closure see here - http://bit.ly/2s3BgZH

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