A BANK branch in Rayleigh will be the next to close following an announcement by Barclays. 

Barclays Bank in Rayleigh High Street has announced it will be closing its doors on Friday, March 22 2024.

According to Barclays, “less than ten customers use the branch regularly as the only way to do their banking.”

The bank has said it will stay in the community once details of where they will be based are finalised.

Customers with a personal or business account with Barclays can use the Post Office to do their banking.

Alternatively, the nearest branches are a 20-minute drive, or 40-minute bus to Southend High Street or about an 18-minute drive or one-hour bus to Barclays in Basildon Town Square.

A spokesman for Barclays said: “We want to reassure you that we’re here to help. We’ll stay in your community and you’ll be able to talk to us in person.

“We’re finalising the details of where we’ll be based, and when, to support you with your banking, and we‘ll share the details locally once confirmed.

“We’ll be available to help you with things like day-to-day banking queries and helping you manage your money, though there won’t be access to cash at this site.

“We’ll also add the location and opening times on our website – just search ‘findbarclays’.”