Barclays Bank to Shut Down Pickering Branch Due to Decline in Customers
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Barclays Bank to Shut Down Pickering Branch Due to Decline in Customers

The company’s Malton branch closed in October, and the Helmsley bank is set to close in February.

The Pickering branch, located at Market Place, Pickering, will close on or before Friday, January 17, 2025.

A Barclays spokesperson stated that as branch visits decline, the company is adapting to provide better service. They plan to open a Barclays Local, a cashless banking site, in Pickering to support customers without the need to travel.

The spokesperson added that only 27 regular customers use the Pickering branch exclusively for their banking.

The company will be engaging with local businesses and the community to discuss alternative banking options. Virtual digital support sessions will also be offered for customers interested in exploring digital banking.

Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton, said that he will ensure Pickering continues to have banking provisions. Plans for a Barclays Local site prior to closure are in place, and there are discussions about enhanced deposit facilities in the local Post Office.

Mr Hollinrake also discussed the potential for a banking hub in Helmsley with Link, who are assessing provisions for the town.

“Link are conducting an assessment for an access to cash review for Helmsley,” he said.

“Please contact my office if you have any concerns or queries.”