Barclays has introduced that will probably be closing one other of its branches in Essex later this 12 months. The financial institution’s Epping department, situated on the excessive road, will shut its doorways on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Barclays has revealed a doc explaining why it has chosen to shut the department. The doc stated that whereas the variety of folks utilizing the counters to do their banking has stayed the identical prior to now couple of years, the overwhelming majority of the department’s clients want to financial institution on-line or over the cellphone.
In addition to this, prior to now 12 months, 40 per cent of the department’s clients have as an alternative been utilizing different branches to do their banking. Barclays stated that solely 52 clients use the Epping department solely.
It comes as different main banks shut branches throughout the nation. Lloyds Banking Group has introduced the closure of two Lloyds Financial institution branches in Essex, in Colchester and Tiptree.
As soon as the Epping department is closed, the 2 closest Barclays banks shall be in Loughton and Harlow. Close by money machines that you need to use to take out cash freed from cost are at Nationwide and HSBC, each of that are on Epping Excessive Road.
There are lots of methods to financial institution with Barclays, together with utilizing their app, on-line on the Barclays web site, over the cellphone, and by utilizing the publish workplace.
Epping Forest councillor, Holly Whitbread, tweeted: “Unhappy and disappointing information – Epping’s Barclays Financial institution department is to shut on Wednesday, June 22. Excessive Road banks stay so vital and sadly Epping will solely be left with one financial institution on the town after the closure of Barclays. Transactions will be accomplished on the publish workplace.”