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Government rejects ‘banking hubs’ proposal to combat bank branch closures

Despite 3,000 bank branches closing in just four years, the government has decided not to require banks to fund 'banking hubs' in towns with no more branches.

More than seven million people blocked from card payments by IT glitches

Brits increasingly rely on their credit and debit cards - but in 2018 alone, more than 7m suffered an outage that blocked their cards, Which? research found.

Government acts to protect access to cash throughout the UK

The Treasury sets up a new group dedicated to overseeing the UK's cash system following widespread bank branch closures and a decline in free cashpoints

Exclusive: 1,250 free ATMs started charging fees in just one month

An unprecedented number of free-to-use cashpoints switched to charging customers at the beginning of 2019, Which? Money has learned. Exclusive figures obtained from Link, the UK’s largest cash machine network,...

Nationwide makes high street bank branch closure pledge

Nationwide has pledged to retain a branch in any town or city where it currently has a presence for at least two years – bucking the worrying trend in recent...

Thousands of cash machines vanish: ‘I could lose my independence’

Disabled people are among those most fearing a cashless society as ATM cash machines and bank branches close at unprecedented rates.

Santander to axe 140 bank branches in 2019

Santander will close 140 branches before the end of 2019. Which? explains which branches are set to close and how customers can access services.

25 million Brits would struggle in a cashless society

The UK could become a cashless society in the next 15 years but nearly half of Britain or 25 million people would struggle without access to cash, according to a new report.

Can the Post Office really plug the gap as bank branches are shut down?

Banks have closed down thousands of high-street branches over the past three decades and instead ploughed millions into the Post Office to serve people’s basic banking needs. But customers are uncomfortable...

Exclusive: close to 3,000 bank branches close in just four years

Bank branch closures in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland mapped including NatWest, RBS, Lloyds, Barclays HSBC. Use our free lookup tool.

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