Don't close the Nationwide bank in Anstey

Don't close the Nationwide bank in Anstey

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Sarah Barrett started this petition to Nationwide

Nationwide plan to close their branch in Anstey, Leicestershire before the end of February. Currently it's the only bank serving the immediate area. Once it's gone, Nationwide customers will have to travel into Leicester if they want over-the-counter service at their bank.

The ATM machine outside the bank will also go if Nationwide closes up, which presents further difficulty as Anstey doesn't have many of these.

The Leicester Mercury newspaper has reported on this story and the response from Nationwide was this:

“We continue to look at how members are using our branches, and from time to time we must make difficult, but carefully considered decisions in the interests of our wider membership. Over the past five years we’ve seen a decline in transactions in Anstey and a high proportion of members already use surrounding branches, so we have had to unfortunately close this branch."

But this is a big blow to people in Anstey who can't easily travel and who can't for whatever reason use online banking. And obviously in the wake of the pandemic travel has become extremely difficult and complicated for many people.

This is a request to Nationwide to please not close the bank, it's very much needed in the community.

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