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A MAJOR high street bank is going to close another four branches and disappear from the high street.

Barclays will put down the shutters on four more branches across England.

Data from the UK's largest cash machine network, LINK, keeps track of any planned branch closures across the UK.

All four branches will shut in September.

Barclays has already announced more than 40 closures in 2023, with dozens more still to come.

Earlier this month, the banking giant revealed it would be shutting 10 branches later this year too.

It comes just a day after Lloyds Banking Group, which owns Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds Bank, announced it is closing 53 branches.

Here is the latest round of closures and the dates they're set to shut:

  • Pontefract – September 22
  • Hemsworth – September 22
  • Lichfield – September 15
  • Bournemouth – September 20

Many people, particularly the elderly, still rely on in-person services and the closures will make it more difficult for this demographic to access accessible services.

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But there are still a number of ways in which affected customers can access basic banking services without having to venture to the next town.

If the latest raft of closures will leave you with no bank in your town, you should be able to do most basic tasks at your local Post Office. 

You can use one of the Post Office’s nearly 12,000 branches to perform basic banking tasks — but not open new bank accounts or take personal loans and mortgages.

Many banks also offer a mobile banking service, which is where your bank brings a bus to your local area that has the services that are usually available at your branch.

You should call up your bank to see if it runs such a service and they will be able to tell you where and when it will be parked.

Other banks use buildings such as village halls or libraries to offer mobile banking services.

Banking hubs, which offer traditional shared services, have also been set up in locations around the UK to help plug the gap.

Eight new hubs are set to open this year.

There are plans to open dozens more hubs across the UK, with plans for a further eight new locations last week – taking the total number of planned hubs to 47.

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Below is a list of all the Barclays closures that have already been announced and are still to come this year:

  • Manningtree – June 7
  • Ringwood – June 8
  • Ebbw Vale – June 9
  • Kirkintilloch – June 9
  • Newmarket – June 9
  • Colchester – June 13
  • Merthyr Tydfil – June 14
  • Mildenhall – June 14
  • Beckenham – June 14
  • Lymington – June 15
  • West Bridgford – June 15
  • London (Notting Hill Gate) – June 16
  • Knowle – June 16
  • Chipping Norton – July 6
  • Kingswood – July 6
  • Llangollen – July 7
  • Sudbury – July 7
  • London (Knightsbridge) – July 7
  • Canvey Island – July 7
  • Alnwick – July 7
  • Bentham – July 12
  • Wombourne – July 12
  • Hayes – July 13
  • Yarm – July 14
  • Seahouses – July 14
  • Harrow – July 14
  • Oswestry – July 14
  • Lisburn – July 21
  • Portadown – July 28
  • 17 High Street, Bognor Regis – August 9
  • 16 Murray Place, Stirling, Scotland – August 11
  • 18 Queen Elizabeth II Square, Chelmsford- August 11
  • 90 Liverpool Road, Kidsgrove – August 11
  • 20/24 Upper Market Street, Eastleigh – August 11
  • 74 Front Street, Prudhoe – August 11
  • 1 Lower Northam Road, Hedge End, Southampton – August 17
  • 133 High Street, Dunfermline, Scotland – August 18
  • 31 Market Place, Wokingham – August 18
  • Westgate, Haltwhistle – August 18
  • 18 High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch- August 22
  • 118 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme – August 25
  • High Street, St Ives – September 8
  • 6 Killigrew Street, Falmouth – September 15
  • 52 Tredegar Street, Risca, Wales – TBC

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