Barclays Bank Cranleigh branch is closing

Barclays Bank Cranleigh branch is closing

Barclays Bank is closing its Cranleigh branch on Friday 25th February 2022.

Justifying the branch closure, Barclays explained that the number of counter transactions have gone down in the two years to March 2020.

Additionally, 87% of the Cranleigh branch customers use other ways to do their banking, including online and telephone banking.

Barclays Bank customers in Cranleigh using other ways to do their banking has increased by 12% since 2015.

In the past 12 months, 38% of Cranleigh branch customers have been using nearby branches.

Barclays have identified that only 67 customers use the Cranleigh branch exclusively for their banking.

The Cranleigh branch of Barclays Bank was already closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday each week, with limited opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

In the past year, 1,368 personal customers and 258 business customers have used the branch on more than three occasions.

Once the branch is closed in February 2022, customers will be able to visit the nearest branches of Barclays Bank in Guildford (19 North Street) or Horsham (2 Carfax).

There are nearby free cash machines in Cranleigh at Co-op in Village Way and Nationwide at 126 High Street.

Customers can also visit the Post Office in Cranleigh or Shamley Green to withdraw or pay in cash, check balances, and pay in cheques.

However, cheques paid in at a Post Office take two extra working days for the balance to appear in the Barclays account.

Barclays is following in the footsteps of Natwest, Lloyds and HSBC, who have all closed their Cranleigh branches in recent years.

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