A date has been set for when the last physical Barclays branch will close in a North East town.

Despite only being left with a few banks in Redcar, Barclays announced on Friday (August 11) that it would be closing its branch on Station Road.

The reason behind the closure from Barclays was due to the fact that, in total, fewer than ten regular customers use the branch as their exclusive way of banking.

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This means there will be no physical branch of Barclays bank in Redcar and Cleveland from Wednesday, November 15, when the doors will close for the final time.

Plans have now been launched to open a cashless Barclays Local, where customers can go to meet colleagues for face-to-face support.

The closure of the Redcar branch means that people living in Redcar will now have to travel to Middlesbrough town centre for a Barclays bank.

Barclays said it will be "proactively engaging with local businesses and the wider community" to discuss alternative ways people will be able to undertake banking locally. It will also be hosting ‘tea and teach’ sessions for those wanting to explore digital banking.

A Barclays spokesperson said: “Our customers’ behaviour has changed significantly in recent years, with the majority now choosing online banking.

"This is reflected at Redcar branch, and as we adapt, we are finding new ways to support our customers by maintaining our community presence with options for customers who still require in-person support.”

“In Redcar we plan to open a Barclays Local – a cashless banking site where customers can meet a colleague face-to-face for banking support, as they would in a branch and without the need to travel.

"We are currently working with the local community to identify a suitable location and will announce details once confirmed.”