Barclays branch in Stubbington to offer online banking help following closure announcement

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  • Bank to offer Tea and Teach sessions for customers to learn about online and mobile banking
  • It comes as Barclays is closing its Stubbington branch
  • MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the sessions but says it is disappointing the bank is closing
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A BANK is offering Tea and Teach sessions to help its customers with online banking following its closure.

Barclays is closing its Stubbington branch despite efforts by Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage to keep it open.

I am pleased that they are making efforts to mitigate the impact of the closure through the useful Tea and Teach sessions.

Caroline Dinenage

Last week Ms Dinenage met with Barclays’ Community Director for Hampshire Chris Maynard to discuss the forthcoming closure.

Concerns were raised about the impact of the closure on elderly or vulnerable customers.

But today and on March 11 at 2pm, the bank is offering Tea and Teach sessions for customers wanting to learn more about online and mobile banking.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘While I understand that commercial pressures force banks to take tough decisions, if they continue to make these solely on the basis of diminishing footfall they could conceivably get to a stage where there are no branches left.

‘While disappointed that Barclays won’t be changing its mind, I am pleased that it is making efforts to mitigate the impact of the closure through the useful Tea and Teach sessions.’

The branch will close on Friday, May 20.