Barclays bank set to close Weymouth branch

Barclays in Weymouth will be closing down in March 2023 <i>(Image: Google Maps)</i>
Barclays in Weymouth will be closing down in March 2023 (Image: Google Maps)

Barclays has announced it will close its Weymouth branch next year.

It will close its branch in St Mary Street for the last time on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 12pm.

In a letter sent out to customers, Barclays wrote: "Many of our customers are choosing to bank differently these days, which means fewer customers are visiting our branches and because of this, we're going to be changing the way we support our customers in your area."

The closure of the Weymouth branch of Barclays comes four years after the Bridport branch of the bank was closed for good.

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On its website, Barclays wrote: "Back when we opened this branch, visiting us in person was one of the only ways to do your banking.

"Now, as there are lots of ways to manage your money without even leaving your home, we’re seeing many customers choosing to bank using our app, and Online or Telephone Banking.

"This has had a big impact on the number of customers coming in to see us.

"We want to reassure you that we’re here to help. We’ll stay in your community and you’ll be able to talk to us in person.

"We’re finalising the details of where we’ll be based, and when, to support you with your banking, and we‘ll share the details locally once confirmed.

"We’ll be available to help you with things like day-to-day banking queries and helping you manage your money, though there won’t be access to cash at this site.

"We’ll also add the location and opening times on our website – just search ‘Barclays branch finder’.

"In the meantime, we’ll be here in person until this branch closes, to answer any questions you have and help you with the move from using this branch to alternative ways to bank."

For customers in Weymouth, the closest available Barclays branch will become the branch on South Street in Dorchester.