Wellington is set to lose its third High St bank in little over a year. Barclays will be closing its Wellington branch on April 20.
The move comes as NatWest closed its doors three months ago in October 2017 and HSBC shut in February earlier this year. The Co op shuttered its branch in South St a little less than a year after converting from the Alliance Building Society.
Barclays claims 76 per cent of its Wellington customers are also using other services, such as online banking.
Mark Hatcliffe, Community Banking Director for Barclays Bristol, Somerset and Wiltshire, said: “The way customers undertake their banking is changing as people increasingly use online, telephone and mobile devices.
“At Barclays Wellington branch, customer usage has continued to decline and additionally 76 per cent of our branch customers are also using other ways to do their banking such as online and by telephone.
“On average nearly half (45 per cent) of our customers now regularly use alternative branches and this figure is even higher for our business customers, which is why we have taken the difficult decision to close the branch.”