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Barclays to shut 14 more branches in yet another round of closures – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays has announced a fresh round of bank branch closures, with 14 more locations set to shut in the summer – in addition to the 55 it had already announced would close this year. The latest closures now mean Barclays will close at least 69 branches by the end of 2023. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

Seven other high street banks are also closing branches this year; read more on the closures at HalifaxHSBCLloydsNationwide, NatWestSantander and TSB.

Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with Barclays

Here are some alternative ways to access face-to-face Barclays banking services if your local branch is closing:

Book an appointment on the Barclays van or at a 'pop-up' bank

Barclays runs an educational and support van that enables Barclays and Barclaycard customers in England and Wales to access certain advice and help in their local area at specific times and dates each month. You can check if a nearby town is covered on Barclays' website.

Under the 'Barclays van' service customers can get advice on:

  • Buying a new home.
  • Online banking.
  • Saving for the future.
  • Setting up a business.

You can access similar support at one of Barclays' 200 pop-up banking sites, located in spaces such as community centres, libraries and business hubs – find your nearest on the Barclays website.

The bank has announced it will open a further 70 pop-ups in the first half of 2023, plus 10 new 'banking pods' – these will be purpose-built, semi-permanent structures in sites such as shopping centres and retail parks.

However, the Barclays van service and pop-up locations (including the upcoming pods) don't have cash or counter services, so you won't be able to manage your money there. If you need access to these services, you can use a Post Office branch.

You can access some Barclays services via the Post Office

Barclays customers can access certain services from any of the Post Office's 11,400 branches. Use the Post Office's branch finder tool to locate your nearest. Services available include the following:

  • Cash/cheque deposits. 
  • Check your balance. 
  • Withdraw money.

See if there's a 'banking hub' in your area – more should open this year

As bank branches continue to disappear from the high street, another alternative being rolled out is shared 'banking hubs'.

These operate in a similar way to bank branches, but their facilities are shared, with banks providing staff on rotation so that trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.

Four hubs are now open at the following locations:

  • Brixham, Devon – 62 Fore Street, TQ5 8EF
  • Cambuslang, Lanarkshire – 158 Main Street, G72 7EL
  • Cottingham, East Yorkshire – 121 Hallgate, HU16 4DA
  • Rochford, Essex – 38-40 West Street, SS4 1AJ

There are plans for more than 30 other hubs across the UK – for more on how they work, see our Banking hubs MSE News story.

If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching

If you no longer want to stay with Barclays, you might want to consider switching to a bank that does have a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee that too won't close.

Banks currently offering cash switching incentives include:

  • NatWest / RBS - get £200 for switching. To get the free cash, you can't have had a switch bonus from these banks since October 2017. You'll also need to complete a full switch, pay in £1,250+ and use the app within 60 days of opening the new account. 

  • First Direct - get £175 for switching. Newbies who switch to First Direct can get a free £175. Plus, it's well-rated for service and offers a linked regular saver paying 7% interest. To get the free cash, you can't have ever had any account with First Direct, or have opened a current account with sister bank HSBC since January 2019.

    First Direct doesn't have any branches of its own, but First Direct customers can use HSBC branches to pay in cheques, as well as deposit and withdraw cash. So it could be an option if you have an HSBC branch nearby – though bear in mind HSBC is also closing lots of branches.
  • Halifax - get get a free £175, plus each month you can choose between £5 cash, a Vue cinema ticket, two Rakuten TV movie rentals, or three digital magazines (such as Men's Health, Cosmopolitan). You must choose in advance and your choice is fixed for a year.

     To get the reward, each month you must: pay in £1,500+, stay in credit, and EITHER spend         £500+ using the debit card OR keep £5,000+ in the account at all times.

See our Best bank accounts guide for more options including the best bank accounts for savings interest and longer-term rewards.

Some may want to consider setting up online banking

Of course, if you want to switch to banking online or via an app, Barclays has a step-by-step guide on how to set up online and app banking.

Full list of the latest branch closures by Barclays

The 14 newly-announced closures are highlighted in blue below.

Barclays branch closures 2023

Town Branch address Closure date
Amersham 4 Sycamore Road HP6 5DT 01/03/2023
Bargoed 1 Hanbury Road CF81 8XA 14/04/2023
Barnoldswick 5 Church Street BB18 5UR 14/04/2023
Beckenham 3 Beckenham Road BR3 4ES 14/06/2023
Bedale 18a North End DL8 1AD 26/04/2023
Birmingham 161 High Street, Kings Heath B14 7LA 10/03/2023
Bishop Auckland 55 Front Street, Stanhope DL13 2TU 21/04/2023
Bridgwater 16 High Street TA6 3DX 26/04/2023
Bridlington 6 Manor Street YO15 2RU 06/03/2023
Bootle 337/339 Stanley Road L20 3EB 30/06/2023
Cambridge 28 Chesterton Road CB4 3AZ 28/06/2023
Caterham 10 The Square R3 6XH 23/06/2023
Chippenham 66 Market Place SN15 3JA 23/06/2023
Chislehurst 7 High Street BR7 5AB 04/05/2023
Colchester 10 Yorick Road, West Mersea CO5 8HX 13/06/2023
Dagenham 227/231 Heathway RM9 5AN 03/03/2023
Ebbw Vale 10 Bethcar Street NP23 6HQ 09/06/2023
Ellesmere Port 100 Whitby Road CH65 0AD 02/03/2023
Flitwick 3 Station Road MK45 1JS 14/04/2023
Folkestone 65/67 Sandgate Road CT20 1RY 23/06/2023
Gosport 43/44 High Street PO12 1DN 26/04/2023
Guiseley 45 Oxford Road LS20 8AE 12/04/2023
Heywood 2 Church Street OL10 1LN 28/04/2023
Holmes Chapel 1 The Square Crewe CW4 7AF 27/06/2023
Holmfirth 13-15 Victoria Street HD9 2DW 23/06/2023
Honiton 106 High Street EX14 1JW 23/06/2023
Hunstanton 42 High Street PE36 5AQ 12/04/2023
Keswick Market Square CA12 5BE 21/04/2023
Kirkintilloch 21 Cowgate G66 1HW 09/06/2023
Knowle 1 Station Road B93 0HW 16/06/2023
Leeds 390 Harrogate Road LS17 6PY 21/04/2023
Leyburn Market Place DL8 5BQ 05/05/2023
Liskeard The Parade PL14 6AR 02/03/2023
Llandeilo 46 Rhosmaen Street SA19 6HF 23/06/2023
London 260 Walworth Road SE17 1JF 13/04/2023
London 104/108 Tower Bridge Road SE1 3NG 19/04/2023
London 304 Green Street E7 8LG 20/04/2023
London 19 Fleet Street EC4Y 1AA 03/05/2023
London 137 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge SW3 1QF 07/07/2023
London 35 Notting Hill Gate W11 3JR 16/06/2023
Loughton 207 High Road IG10 1AZ 22/06/2023
Lymington 21 High Street SO41 9YJ 15/06/2023
Macclesfield 10 Market Place SK10 1HA 14/04/2023
Manningtree 4 High Street CO11 1AF 07/06/2023
Merthyr Tydfil 47 High Street CF47 8DL 14/06/2023
Mildenhall 29 High Street IP28 7EA 14/06/2023
Milton Keynes 8/10 High Street, Woburn Sands MK17 8RN 18/04/2023
Mold 38 / 42 High Street CH7 1BB 30/06/2023
Newmarket 58 High Street CB8 8NH 09/06/2023
Oakham 10 High Street LE15 6AN 28/04/2023
Oundle 2 New Street PE8 4EB 05/05/2023
Radlett 221 Watling Street WD7 7AJ 05/05/2023
Ringwood 6/8 High Street BH24 1BZ 08/06/2023
Saltburn-by-the-Sea 12 Station Street TS12 1AB 30/06/2023
Shenfield 93-95 Hutton Road CM15 8JE 19/04/2023
Sittingbourne 85 High Street ME10 4AW 08/03/2023
Sleaford 21 Market Place NG34 7SS 08/03/2023
St Helens 19 Church Street WA10 1BG 04/05/2023
Stamford 46/49 Broad Street PE9 1PZ 28/04/2023
Swansea 16 Newton Road, Mumbles SA3 4AU 07/03/2023
Talbot Green 3 Ely Valley Road CF72 8AL 05/05/2023
Tiverton 24 Fore Street EX16 6LE 28/06/2023
Torquay 39/40 Fleet Street TQ2 5DL 08/03/2023
Wallington 112 Woodcote Road SM6 0LY 28/06/2023
Warley 70 Birmingham Road, Rowley Regis B65 9BA 21/04/2023
Watton 56 High Street IP25 6AF 03/05/2023
West Bridgford 1 Tudor Square NG2 6BT 15/06/2023
Weymouth 2B St Mary Street DT4 8PB 03/03/2023
Wymondham 45 Market Street NR18 0AL 28/04/2023

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