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Barclays Bank has confirmed it will be closing its Wisbech branch later this summer.

Customers of the branch on Old Market have had letters advising them of the closure this September.

Last week the banking giant said it would be closing 27 more branches across the UK , citing an increased use in digital banking of the decision.

Barclays Bank is closing its Wisbech branch in September. (57157677)
Barclays Bank is closing its Wisbech branch in September. (57157677)

The letter to a customer,which said the branch will close at noon on September 6, and was shared on social media said: "The decision to close a branch is never an easy one."

It prompted a number of comments with people sharing how busy they believed the branch to always be with one saying: "Always a queue when I go in there".

Another commented: "Wisbech branch has always seemed busy to me so now after Long Sutton closing all its banks and now Wisbech, means I have to travel to Spalding or King's Lynn - been a loyal customer over 40 years and this is the way they treat us disgusting."

And another added: "It is so much hassle for people to have to move banks. Personally if a bank is not in the town and I have an account with them then I just close the accounts and take my custom elsewhere."

Announcing the closures last week the bank said its customers were increasingly choosing to do their banking via digital channels, so it would be reducing the number of its under-used branches.

Barclays said it would continue to support communities via 'smart ATMs', and through the Post Office and pop-up presences, with 50 sites in local spaces such as community centres, libraries and business hubs.

Smart ATMs allow customers to carry out a wider range of banking tasks, such as depositing cheques and transferring money between accounts.



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