Barclays to close another 11 branches in July - the full list

Barclays is closing a further 11 branches in addition to the 84 already announced this year. Here’s everything you need to know

A branch of Barclays bank
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Barclays is set to close branches in 11 locations in England and Wales this July, in addition to the 84 it is already due to close this year. 

By the end of 2023, the bank will have closed 1,055 branches since 2015.

The major high street bank joins Lloyds and Halifax, Natwest and HSBC in closing branches this year amid falling demand for in-person services and efforts to cut costs. 

Which? says 5,579 branches have been closed, or are in the process of being closed, since January 2015.

We explain which branches Barclays is closing, how you will be affected and how you'll need to access pop-up sites and 'banking pods' if you need in-person support. 

Which Barclays Branches are closing and when?

Barclays has confirmed that the following branch closures will take place in July:

  • Bute Street, Treorchy, Wales (TBC) 
  • Brixton Road, London, England (19 July)
  • Fleet Road, Fleet, England (19 July)
  • The Parade, Oadby, England (20 July)
  • High Street, East Grinstead, England (21 July)
  • Arena Court, Sheffield, England (21 July)
  • Unit H, The Galleries, Washington, England (21 July)
  • High Street, Heathfield, England (26 July)
  • King Street, Hoyland Nether, Barnsley, England (26 July)
  • High Street, Market Harborough, England (28 July)
  • Kingsland High Street, London, England (28 July)

Alternative ways to bank with Barclays

A third of people in the UK would rather do all their banking in person, according to a survey by professional services company Accenture.

If this is you there are a number of options.

Barclays said it plans to set up 70 pop-up banking sites across the country in addition to the 200 it has already set up. 

The bank is also launching 10 new 'banking pods', which are temporary sites in shopping centres and retail parks that can be flexibly moved across the UK. 

Barclays also has its own support vans dotted around England and Wales to enable customers to access support or advice by making an appointment. See if there is a Barclays van near you. These are the specific topics you can get advice on in the van: online banking, saving for the future, buying a new home and setting up a business.

Nine new banking hubs are also set to open to help fill the gaps left by hundreds of branch closures by high street banks. Banking hubs allow customers from different banks to deposit and withdraw money, with a counter service provided by the Post Office. The hubs also provide dedicated rooms with bank staff on rotation, so trained specialists from different banks are available on different days.

If you want to switch to banking online or use the Barclays app, here is a guide on its website.

If you require access to a branch in your local area, then you could consider switching to a different bank that still has a branch in the area.

How can I access cash?

If you are unable to get to a bank branch, an ATM or a free-to-use ATM at Post Office branches, some shops and supermarkets offer cashback with your debit card. You can find your nearest one using the search option on the Link website.

There’s no charge if you choose to access cash this way and you do not need to make a purchase in the shop or supermarket.

If you need to cash in a cheque

Barclays confirmed to The Money Edit that customers can cash in a cheque using the alternative methods below:

  • On the Barclays app by clicking on 'pay and transfer' and then 'pay in a cheque'
  • Posting a cheque to Barclays at Barclays Bank, Leicester, LE87 2BB. Customers need to include a paying-in slip and clear instructions of their name, address, signatures and instructions on where to deposit the cheque
  • At a Post Office

Switch accounts

Not happy that your bank branch is closing? You could switch to another bank or building society and even get a bonus for doing it. We explain this in our article ‘free money for switching bank accounts’.

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Katie Binns

Katie is staff writer at The Money Edit. She was the former staff writer at The Times and The Sunday Times. Her experience includes writing about personal finance, culture, travel and interviews celebrities.  Her investigative work on financial abuse resulted in a number of mortgage prisoners being set free - and a nomination for the Best Personal Finance Story of the Year in the Headlinemoney awards 2021.