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Barclays to shut at least 99 bank branches in 2024/2025 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least another 99 bank branches throughout 2024 and 2025 after announcing 22 more closures. This is in addition to the 177 branches it closed in 2023. We list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

13 February 2024

Tesco Bank borrower or saver? Its credit cards, loans and savings are set to be run by Barclays in future – here's what you need to know

If you're a Tesco Bank borrower or saver your credit cards, loans and savings will be run by Barclays in future as it's buying these customers. However, the Tesco Bank brand will remain – and there's NO change for new or existing customers right now.

9 February 2024

Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% yet again – what it means for your savings and mortgage

The Bank of England held the base rate at 5.25% for the fourth time in a row on Thursday 1 February. This rate is used by the central bank to charge other banks and lenders when they borrow money – and so it influences what borrowers pay and what savers earn.

6 February 2024

Sainsbury's Bank reveals plans to stop offering loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – what you need to know

Sainsbury's Bank is planning to stop providing banking services including loans, credit cards, savings accounts and more – but it's still very early days and there's NO change for new or existing customers right now.

18 January 2024

Bank of England holds base rate at 5.25% again – here's what it means for your mortgage and savings

The Bank of England has today held its base rate at 5.25% for the third time in a row.

19 December 2023

Think Money app relaunch leaves thousands unable to access their cash – here's what's happening

Around 2,000 Think Money customers have been locked out of their accounts after the current account provider relaunched its app.

8 December 2023

Expat with Barclays? Here are your options if your account is being closed

Expats who bank with Barclays face having their UK accounts closed following a "strategic review" by the bank, leaving some customers worried about the alternatives available to them. .

5 December 2023

Barclays to shut at least 196 bank branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

Barclays will shut at least 196 of its bank branches throughout 2023 and 2024 – more than a third of its entire UK network – after announcing a further 16 branch closures.

1 December 2023

Banks to be fined if they fail to provide free access to cash under new laws – here's what's happening

Banks and building societies will face fines if they fail to protect consumers' free access to cash under new powers being given to the financial regulator.

18 August 2023

The new bank branches: seven 'banking hubs' now up and running across the UK as latest opens in Scotland

The newest hub in Carnoustie, Scotland opened this week – and more than 60 other hubs are planned for locations around the UK.

9 August 2023