MP calls for bank to stay open
SOUTH Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa has called for a leading bank’s CEO to reconsider their decision to close a branch.
The Lutterworth outlet of Barclays is set to close on December 14 due to a decline in footfall and the number of customers using the bank’s services.
Mr Costa, said: “I was deeply disappointed to hear that the Lutterworth Barclays branch will be closing on 14 December, especially as this comes so soon after the proposed November closure of their Enderby branch, also located in my constituency.
“Undoubtedly this will be incredibly disappointing news to my constituents in Lutterworth who I know use the branch quite frequently and rely on many of the crucial services it provides.”
The South Leicestershire MP is encouraging the bank to reconsider its decision, as he emphasises the importance of high street banking for those such as the elderly, who may not use internet banking and might prefer a more personal, and in-person service.
Mr Costa added: “I will be writing to Barclays to ask for a full explanation behind this closure, and more importantly, to ask what mechanisms they will put in place to cater for the branch’s existing customers.”