Barclays must maintain full Post Office services


James Cox is calling on Barclays Bank to reverse their recent decision to reduce banking services available to their customers through Post Office branches from January 2020.

Barclays recently announced a wave of new changes to their services, including a pledge to maintain the last-in-town banks. However, their decision to withdraw banking services from the Post Office has caused major concern.

In September, Consumer group Which? named Bristol West as having the second-fastest rate of free-to-use cash machines disappearing in the country.

Bristol West has seen, with 12 shutting their doors across the constituency since 2015 - a reduction of 34%.

James Cox, Liberal Democrat MP candidate for Bristol West, said:

"While I welcome some of what Barclays announced earlier this week, I have big concerns about their changes to restrict what banking services are available through the Post Office.

"We know how vital access to banking is. This move will be detrimental to Barclays customers, especially in communities which no longer have a local bank.

"It's all well and good guaranteeing no further closures, but that does not help the many communities across Bristol which have already lost their local branch and rely upon the Post Office."


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