The threat from bank and building society closures

By Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen | 27 February 2024

More than half of all bank and building society branches have closed since 2015 – nearly 6,000 in total. This has significant implications both for financial inclusion and our high streets.

Many services cannot be accessed by older people, those with disabilities and residents living in or running businesses in areas with poor digital connectivity. They deserve better.

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