A campaign has been held against plans to close a Norwich branch of Barclays Bank, which they fear will hit the elderly the hardest.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The Colman Road branch closed for business today, and people who don’t have access to internet banking now fear they’re not going to be able to manage their money.

Bert Bremner, of the University Ward Labour Party group, handed in a petition to the branch yesterday and will also be emailing it to the bank’s head office. He feels it’s important for Barclays to realise what the branch means to local people.

He said: “Colman Road is a very busy route and people use this branch all the time. The reality of this situation is that it will separate a section of society. A large proportion of people in Norwich can’t use Internet banking and they depend on that branch to pay bills and draw pensions.”

A spokesman for Barclays said: “The decision to close Colman Road, Norwich branch has not been taken lightly and we appreciate that it will cause some inconvenience. We will work hard to minimise the impact on customers and will help them with the change to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.”

1 comment

  • Ed Miliband was saying at Prime Ministers questions that he wanted some bank branches sold off, the message hasn't got to Bert Bremner.

    Report this comment

    Sweet cheeks

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Most read business stories

Oliver Arnold of Spring Farm Partnership who has bought out Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

New owners of East Anglia-based Quinto Cranes

One of East Anglia’s largest crane hire companies, Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd, has been bought out in a multi-million pound deal, with the new owner promising to safeguard the jobs for its 125 employees and guaranteeing future investment.

Read full story »

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT