Kidsgrove Co-op Bank to close

Co op jan 2018 copy low resThe Co-operative Bank have announced they intend to close their Kidsgrove branch this spring as part of their plans to close 27 branches nationwide.

A statement by the Co-op states the reasons for closure, “As part of our decision to close we assessed how many customers used our Kidsgrove branch and the type of transactions they were undertaking and the type of products they hold with us.

“As a result of the changes in how customers bank with us, we are experiencing fewer visits to our branches, making some of them unsustainable. This is why we have unfortunately chosen to close our Kidsgrove branch on 8 May 2018.”

The closure will come as another heavy blow to the fortunes of the town centre that is striving to maintain footfall in the constantly challenging trading conditions.

It leaves the town with just one bank and local people who bank with the Co-op are hugely disappointed with this decision which will force them to travel to  Newcastle or Hanley if they wish to remain customers. They are urging the Co-op to reconsider and would like them to have a look at other options to try and save the branch.

A petition has been set up to try and keep the branch open which will be presented to the Chief Executive of the Co-op Bank, it can be found at:

If you think you may be affected by the decision to close the Kidsgrove branch, or if you would like to know what steps you can take to ensure you can continue to bank with them, you can call their UK customer contact centre, which is open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week, telephone: 03457 212 212

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