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Barclays to close ANOTHER 10 bank branches – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least 132 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – over a quarter of its entire UK network – after announcing another wave of 10 more closures. In addition, some remaining branches will have their opening hours reduced. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

Most other high street banks are also closing branches this year; read more on the closures at Bank of ScotlandHalifaxHSBCLloydsNationwide, NatWestSantander and TSB.

From 7 August, most Barclays branches will close at 3pm

Currently, Barclays branch opening times vary, with some open until 5.30pm – though counters often shut earlier and some branches are closed one day mid-week.

However, starting on 7 August, almost all branches will open 9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday, with the counter open the full time. A "small number", including some in shopping centres, will be open longer. You can check the opening times of your local branch on the Barclays website.

Barclays says the changes "bring consistency" to its network and will "reduce confusion", adding that 96% of personal customers and 97% of business customers only visit branches before 3pm.

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 also 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 told us it was "on target" to have 70 more pop-ups open in the first half of 2023, plus 10 new 'banking pods' by the end of the summer – these are 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 or see if there's a banking hub in your area.

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 with cash and counter services available, but their facilities are shared, with banks providing staff on rotation so that trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.

Five 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
  • Troon, Scotland - 11 Ayr Street, Ayrshire, KA10 6EB

A sixth banking hub is due to open in the week of 12 June at The Oaks Shopping Centre, Churchfield Road, London, W3 6GW.

There are plans for over 50 other hubs across the UK – for more on how they work, see our Banking hubs MSE News story.

You can access some Barclays services via the Post Office

Barclays customers can access certain services from any of the Post Office's 11,500 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.

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, plus £36 a year cashback. 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. 

  • HSBC - get £200 for switching. To get this, you can't have had a HSBC current account, or opened one with its sister bank First Direct, since 1 January 2020. You'll need to open your new account online or in branch, complete a full switch including two or more direct debits or standing orders and pay in £1,500+ within the first 60 days.

  • Lloyds - get £150 for switching, plus choice of perks including free Disney+. To get the free cash, you can't have had switch cash from Lloyds since April 2020. You'll also need to pay in £2,000+ a month to avoid the account's £3 monthly fee.

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.

Barclays branch closures 2023/2024 – full list

The 10 newly-announced closures are highlighted in blue below.

  • England

    Town Branch address Closure date
    Addenbrookes Hospital Hills Road Cambridge CB2 2QQ 15/09/2023
    Alnwick 20 Bondgate Within NE66 1TF 07/07/2023
    Amersham 4 Sycamore Road HP6 5DT 01/03/2023
    Barnoldswick 5 Church Street BB18 5UR 14/04/2023
    Barnsley 7/9 King Street, Hoyland Nether S74 9JU 26/07/2023
    Beckenham 3 Beckenham Road BR3 4ES 14/06/2023
    Bedale 18a North End DL8 1AD 26/04/2023
    Bentham 18 Main Street LA2 7HL 12/07/2023
    Biggleswade 45 High Street SG18 0JF 18/08/2023
    Birmingham 161 High Street, Kings Heath B14 7LA 10/03/2023
    Birmingham 35 Frederick Street B1 3HH 18/08/2023
    Birmingham 351/359 Soho Road B21 9SE 24/08/2023
    Bishop Auckland 55 Front Street, Stanhope DL13 2TU 21/04/2023
    Bognor Regis 17 High Street PO21 1RL 09/08/2023
    Bootle 337/339 Stanley Road L20 3EB 30/06/2023
    Bridgwater 16 High Street TA6 3DX 26/04/2023
    Bridlington 6 Manor Street YO15 2RU 06/03/2023
    Burnham-on-Crouch 18 High Street CM0 8AA 22/08/2023
    Cambridge 28 Chesterton Road CB4 3AZ 28/06/2023
    Canvey Island 1 High Street SS8 7RA 07/07/2023
    Caterham 10 The Square CR3 6XH 23/06/2023
    Chalfont St Peter 32 High Street Gerrards Cross SL9 9QD 31/08/2023
    Chelmsford 18 Queen Elizabeth II Square CM3 5TF 11/08/2023
    Chippenham 66 Market Place SN15 3JA 23/06/2023
    Chipping Norton 15 High Street OX7 5AE 06/07/2023
    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
    Diss 14 Market Hill IP22 4JU 23/08/2023
    East Grinstead 17/21 High Street RH19 3AH 21/07/2023
    Eastleigh 20/24 Upper Market Street SO50 9FD 11/08/2023
    Ellesmere Port 100 Whitby Road CH65 0AD 02/03/2023
    Falmouth 6 Killigrew Street TR11 3RD 15/09/2023
    Fleet 255 Fleet Road GU51 3BN 19/07/2023
    Flitwick 3 Station Road MK45 1JS 14/04/2023
    Folkestone 65/67 Sandgate Road CT20 1RY 23/06/2023
    Framlingham 27 Market Hill IP13 9AW 25/08/2023
    Frome 18 Stony Street BA11 1BX 23/08/2023
    Gosport 43/44 High Street PO12 1DN 26/04/2023
    Guiseley 45 Oxford Road LS20 8AE 12/04/2023
    Haltwhistle Westgate NE49 9AG 18/08/2023
    Harleston 6 Market Place IP20 9AE 24/05/2024
    Harpenden 16 High Street AL5 2TD 06/09/2023
    Haverhill 39 High Street CB9 8AE 08/09/2023
    Hayes 62 Station Road UB3 4DF 13/07/2023
    Heathfield 46 High Street TN21 8HT 26/07/2023
    Heywood 2 Church Street OL10 1LN 28/04/2023
    Holmes Chapel 1 The Square CW4 7AF 27/06/2023
    Holmfirth 13/15 Victoria Square 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
    Kidsgrove 90 Liverpool Road ST7 1DZ 11/08/2023
    Kingswood 78 Regent Street BS15 8LD 06/07/2023
    Knowle 1 Station Road B93 0HW 16/06/2023
    Leeds 390 Harrogate Road LS17 6PY 21/04/2023
    Leominster  4 Corn Street HR6 8LX 01/09/2023
    Leyburn Market Place DL8 5BQ 05/05/2023
    Liskeard The Parade PL14 6AR 02/03/2023
    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
    London 3/5 Kingsland High Street E8 2JT 28/07/2023
    London 463/465 Brixton Road SW9 8HL 19/07/2023
    London Stratford Westfield The Arcade E20 1EH 01/09/2023
    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
    Market Harborough 20 High Street LE16 7NR 28/07/2023
    Mildenhall 29 High Street IP28 7EA 14/06/2023
    Milton Keynes 8/10 High Street, Woburn Sands MK17 8RN 18/04/2023
    Newark 41 Market Place NG24 1EJ 17/08/2023
    Newcastle-under-Lyme 118 High Street ST5 1PT 25/08/2023
    Newmarket 58 High Street CB8 8NH 09/06/2023
    Oadby 25 The Parade LE2 5BB 20/07/2023
    Oakham 10 High Street LE15 6AN 28/04/2023
    Oswestry 7 The Cross SY11 1PW 14/07/2023
    Oundle 2 New Street PE8 4EB 05/05/2023
    Prudhoe 74 Front Street NE42 5PU 11/08/2023
    Putney 60 Putney High Street SW15 1SF 01/09/2023
    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
    Seahouses 1 Seafield Road NE68 7SJ 14/07/2023
    Sheffield 2 Arena Court S9 2LF 21/07/2023
    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
    South Harrow 235 Northolt Road HA2 8HN 14/07/2023
    Southampton 1 Lower Northam Road, Hedge End SO30 4FN 17/08/2023
    St Helens 19 Church Street WA10 1BG 04/05/2023
    St Ives High Street TR26 1RT 08/09/2023
    Stamford 46/49 Broad Street PE9 1PZ 28/04/2023
    Sudbury 35 Market Hill CO10 2EP 06/07/2023
    Swiss Cottage 131 Finchley Road London NW3 6JA 06/09/2023
    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
    Washington Unit H, The Galleries NE38 7SH 21/07/2023
    Watton 56 High Street IP25 6AF 03/05/2023
    Wellingborough 8 Market St NN8 1AT 01/09/2023
    West Bridgford 1 Tudor Square NG2 6BT 15/06/2023
    Weymouth 2B St Mary Street DT4 8PB 03/03/2023
    Wilmslow 59 Grove Street SK9 1ER 25/08/2023
    Windsor 29/30 High Street SL4 1PQ 23/08/2023
    Wokingham 31 Market Place RG40 1AR 18/08/2023
    Wombourne 1 Gravel Hill WV5 9HA 12/07/2023
    Worksop 30/32 Bridge Street S80 1JB 24/08/2023
    Wymondham 45 Market Street NR18 0AL 28/04/2023
    Yarm 76 High Street TS15 9AH 14/07/2023
  • Northern Ireland

    Town Branch address Closure date
    Lisburn 61 Bow Street BT28 1DR 21/07/2023
    Portadown 3 High Street BT62 1HZ 28/07/2023
  • Scotland

    Town Branch address Closure date
    Dunfermline 133 High Street KY12 7DR 18/08/2023
    Kirkintilloch 21 Cowgate G66 1HW 09/06/2023
    St Andrews 100 Market Street KY16 9PB 08/09/2023
    Stirling 16 Murray Place FK8 2DD 11/08/2023
  • Wales

    Town Branch address Closure date
    Bargoed 1 Hanbury Road CF81 8XA 14/04/2023
    Brecon 9 The Bulwark LD3 7AF 25/08/2023
    Ebbw Vale 10 Bethcar Street NP23 6HQ 09/06/2023
    Llandeilo 46 Rhosmaen Street SA19 6HF 23/06/2023
    Llangollen 9 Castle Street LL20 8PB 07/07/2023
    Merthyr Tydfil 47 High Street CF47 8DL 14/06/2023
    Mold 38/42 High St CH7 1BB 30/06/2023
    Risca 52 Tredegar Street NP11 6BW 17/05/2024
    Swansea 16 Newton Road, Mumbles SA3 4AU 07/03/2023
    Talbot Green 3 Ely Valley Road CF72 8AL 05/05/2023
    Treorchy 100/101 Bute Street CF42 6AN 26/04/2024

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