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  • Writer's pictureNikki Latham

Another Barclays Branch To Close

Barclays Bank has made the decision to shut down its sole branch in Poole, located on High Street, effective from Friday, March 8th. The bank reached this conclusion upon discovering that a mere 39 local residents consistently rely on this branch as their primary means of conducting their banking affairs.

A whopping 93% of Poole branch users in the past year opted for the convenience of our app, website, or phone services.

A spokesperson for Barclays said: "Back when we opened this branch, visiting us in person was one of the only ways to do your banking.
"Now, as there are lots of ways to manage your money without even leaving your home, we're seeing many customers choosing to bank using our app and online and telephone banking.
"This has had a big impact on the number of customers coming to see us."

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Last year, Barclays shook things up by shutting down several branches, leaving only the South Street branch in Dorchester and the Old Christchurch Road branch in Bournemouth as the go-to spots for many. And that's not all - the iconic Barclays House in Poole, which used to house over 2,000 employees, has also been closed and put up for sale and will be converted into 362 flats.


This news story has been produced by Chesil Radio's News Team, for more information please visit: https://www.chesilradio.com

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