From October the Barclays branch in Blyth will have restricted opening as follows:-
Monday, Tuesday 9:30 to 4:30
Wednesday CLOSED all day
Thursday, Friday 9:30 to 4:30
Posters in branch encourage use of Internet and 'Phone banking, but that's all well and good for some services.
But how do you pay in cash or cheques. I was in earlier today, and half a dozen businesses were paying into business accounts . Also there were a couple of "elderly" customers, who with every respect are unlikely to have internet access
Is this reduction in hours an excuse for cutting staff?
Is this reduction in hours a precursor to closing the branch?