Gareth Shaw, Which? money expert, said:
“With bank branch closures gathering pace, it’s vital that banks ensure all consumers have access to vital everyday banking services, no matter where they live.
“At a time when the payment industry is putting forward proposals that could significantly reduce the number of free-to-use ATMs, this news will be even more concerning for consumers who must not be left struggling to access the cash they need.”
According to research by Which, there have been 1,962 closures since the start of 2015
The bank closures are mapped on Which?’s website here: https://www.which.co.uk/news/2017/09/mapped-the-703-banks-closing-this-year/
In July the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) found almost 20 million people now bank on their mobile phone.