Morecambe Barclays bank branch to close


January 31, 2020

A long-standing high street bank in Morecambe is set to close.

The Barclays branch on Euston Road - housed in one of Morecambe's most historic buildings - will shut on Thursday, May 7.

Staff are being offered roles at other branches, a Barclays spokesman told Beyond Radio.

The Lancaster and Carnforth Barclays branches will remain open.

Barclays will send letters to customers informing them officially of the closure.

A Barclays spokesman said the company would be proactively engaging with local businesses and the wider community to discuss the alternative ways customers will be able to bank locally, before the branch closes.

Don Crozier, Market Director for Barclays, said: “The way customers undertake their banking is changing as people increasingly use online, telephone and mobile devices.

"At Barclays Morecambe branch, customer usage has continued to fall by 32 per cent and 82 per cent of our customers now use telephone and online banking, which is why we have taken the difficult decision to close it.

"We hope that the availability of our nearby Barclays branches at 38 Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HS and 3 Market Street, Carnforth L5 9JX, along with our range of digital channels, will help to ease the transition for our customers.”

The beautiful Grade II listed Barclays buiilding, one of Morecambe's most prominent pieces of architecture, dates back to the 1890s. Before becoming Barclays it was known as Martins bank.