Banks speak out on their future in Harrogate
As TSB announced plans to close its Harrogate branch last week, other banks have come forward to offer clarification on their future in the town.
A statement to the Harrogate Advertiser from Nationwide states: “We’re committed to serving our members in Harrogate and we have no plans to change this. Branches are important to us and we know they remain a key part of the way our members like to deal with us. That’s why we’ve promised to not leave any town or city in which we are currently based without a branch until at least May 2021.
“It’s also why we are investing some £350 million over five years into our branch network – so that we can move with the times and serve our members on their terms. While this doesn’t mean we will never close a branch from time to time, we know our members value the personal service they offer and that’s why we’re committed to maintaining our branch network.”
A spokesperson for Santander also said the bank had no plans to close its Harrogate branch, which was fully refurbished in 2014.
The plans to close the town's TSB come from a major shake-up for the bank, which will see 81 other branches close across the country.
The Harrogate branch will close its doors next November.