January 13, 2022 6.30 am

Brigg Barclays bank to close

Bank says that most customers now use online services

By Local Democracy Reporter

The Brigg branch of Barclays is to close within days. The last day of work will be Friday, January 21 as the bank says that most customers now do their banking online.

The nearest branch will now be on Scunthorpe High Street, ten miles away.

Barclays have confirmed that no one has been made redundant as part of the closure, with staff offered alternative roles.

Plans have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council to remove the ATM and signs from the Market Place premises, which is a Grade II listed building.

However, no future use for the building has been confirmed yet.

A Barclays spokesperson said: “The decision to close a branch is never an easy one, however, customers are increasingly using alternatives to branches to do their banking. As a result, we are seeing a sustained fall in branch visits across the UK.

“This is reflected at the Brigg branch where over four fifths (83 per cent) of our customers at the branch are also using different ways to bank.

“We will work with our customers and provide alternative options to ensure they can continue to manage their money and receive financial expertise when required.”

Banks across the country are increasingly shutting their doors with customers preferring to use apps or computers to manage their money.

Unfortunately, this means longer travel for those who prefer to do it in person.

Another former bank in Brigg’s town centre has exciting plans for the future.

A cocktail bar called The Vault was set to open in the vacant HSBC, which has been empty since 2017.

A planning and licence application were submitted by Gloucester-based company LMH Enterprise, with social media promising the venue was ‘coming soon’.

However, it hasn’t been updated in several months.

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