Last Barclays in Rochdale borough to shut as date given for Rochdale town centre branch closure

Date published: 12 January 2024

The last Barclays branch in the Rochdale borough will close in April, with the nearest branches then being in Bury, Oldham or Manchester.

The Rochdale town centre branch of the bank will close permanently on 18 April, one year after Barclays closed the Heywood branch, the last bank in the town.

Barclays says 94% of people who used the Rochdale branch in 2022 also banked using other methods, including the Barclays app, online and by telephone. It said 15% of the branch’s customers have used nearby branches in the last 12 months, adding that just 151 people use the Yorkshire Street branch “regularly” as the only way to do their banking.

A Barclays spokesperson said: “As visits to branches continue to fall, with the majority of people preferring to bank online, we need to adapt to provide the best service for all our customers. This is reflected at Rochdale, where we are delivering new ways to support our customers and the community with options for those who need in-person services.

“In Rochdale we plan to open a Barclays Local – a cashless banking site where customers can meet a colleague face-to-face for banking support, as they would in a branch and without the need to travel.

“We are currently working with the local community to identify a suitable location and will announce details once confirmed.”

Whilst people will still be able to do most of their banking online or via the Barclays app, customers can use their local post office to withdraw or pay in cash, and to pay in cheques (using a pre-printed paying-in slip and cheque deposit envelope, which you’ll need to get from Barclays).

Barclays says it will be working with the local community to understand the impact of closing the Rochdale branch and will publish feedback results in a booklet called ‘Branch closure feedback’, which will be available online.

If you have any concerns or would like to talk to Barclays about this closure, or you’d like some help with what to do once it’s closed, call 03457 3453452, or email Lisa McCormick, Customer Care Director for Manchester & Cheshire at

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