Barclays will pull down the shutters on another two bank branches in the region this week.

The banking giant has already closed 11 locations across the North East since April, with the two closures this week among six more planned by the end of the year.

Branches in Redcar, Teesside and Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham will both serve their final customers this week.

The Redcar branch on Station Road will close on Wednesday (November 15). The company said fewer than 10 of its customers use the branch exclusively to do their banking.

It means the nearest Barclays will be in the Cleveland Centre in Middlesbrough.

It will be followed with the closure of its Middleton in Teesdale branch on Market Place on Friday (November 17). Barclays says only 19 customers use the branch regularly as the only way to bank.

The closures come as banks continue to push forward with the move to online banking. The number of people using in-person services has been falling for years as people switch to digital.

Twenty-three branches across the North East and North Yorkshire have shut down so far this year leaving many customers without a local store.

Another ten have been earmarked for closure by various bank brands with the final withdrawals to be made in the coming months.

Some areas have seen several branches close within months including Whitley Bay in North Tyneside where four sites have shut.

Barclays has announced the most closures and left the whole of Wensleydale without any bank branches when its Leyburn and Bedale sites shut within a fortnight.

Here are all of the North East banks which have closed so far this year, and those set to close in the coming months (as of November 12, 2023):


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  • Stanhope, County Durham – DL13 2TU – CLOSED April 21
  • Bedale, North Yorkshire – DL8 1AD – CLOSED April 26
  • Leyburn, North Yorkshire – DL8 5BQ – CLOSED May 5
  • Saltburn, Teesside - TS12 1AB - CLOSED June 30
  • Alnwick, Northumberland – NE66 1TF – CLOSED July 7
  • Yarm, Teesside – TS15 9AH – CLOSED July 14
  • Seahouses, Northumberland – NE68 7SJ – CLOSED July 14
  • The Galleries, Washington, Sunderland - NE38 7SH - CLOSED July 21
  • Prudhoe, Northumberland – NE42 5PU – CLOSED August 11
  • Haltwhistle, Northumberland – NE49 9AG – CLOSED August 18
  • Thirsk, North Yorkshire – YO7 1LF – CLOSED October 25
  • Redcar, Teesside – TS10 1DX – closing November 15
  • Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham – DL12 0QF – closing November 17
  • Whitley Bay, North Tyneside – NE26 3RA 0- closing December 1
  • Durham – DH1 3NB – closing December 8
  • Whitby, North Yorkshire – YO21 1BW – closing December 8


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  • Whitley Bay, North Tyneside – NE26 2SW – CLOSED May 2
  • Whitby, North Yorkshire – YO21 1BD – CLOSED May 16
  • South Shields, South Tyneside – NE33 1NW – CLOSED June 14
  • Gosforth, Newcastle – NE3 1HE – CLOSED July 18


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  • Chester-le-Street, County Durham – DH3 3BD – CLOSED April 19
  • Whitley Bay, North Tyneside – NE26 2TH – CLOSED June 21
  • Gosforth, Newcastle – NE3 1HX – closing January 8, 2024
  • Newton Aycliffe, County Durham - DL14 7EQ – closure delayed to March 27, 2024


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  • Benton, North Tyneside – NE7 7EE – CLOSED July 17
  • Newburn, Newcastle – NE15 8LS – CLOSED September 14
  • Thirsk, North Yorkshire – YO7 1HB – CLOSED October 31
  • Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – NE11 0EN – closing January 9, 2024
  • Seaham, County Durham – SR7 7SD – closing June 19, 2024

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  • Whitley Bay, North Tyneside – NE26 2TQ – CLOSED July 20

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  • Durham – DH1 3NP – CLOSED November 6
  • Hexham, Northumberland – NE46 1NJ – CLOSED November 7
  • Gosforth, Newcastle – NE3 1JZ – closing November 31