It was announced today that Barclays will close its Bude branch on Friday, September 29. This was not previously on the list of their banks scheduled for closure.

Barclays say that only 18 customers use this branch regularly as the only way to do their banking, with 8% of customers using nearby branches in the last 12 months.

88% of people who have used the branch also use the online app.

They added: “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.

Barclays bank

The nearest alternatives are Bideford, Wadebridge, and Barnstaple. For full info on the closure, see here.

Other options are:

The app and online

Telephone banking

Cash machines

The Post Office to pay checks in and withdraw cash