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Abergele Banking Hub officially opens up this week


June 11, 2024 - 254 views

Clwyd West MS Darren Millar is looking forward to attending the official opening of Abergele’s new banking hub this Friday, which he said will make a real difference to local businesses and residents.

After Abergele saw the closure of seven banks in the town over the years, Mr. Millar made repeated requests to LINK, the UK’s Cash Access and ATM network, for a hub to be opened in the town.

He was therefore thrilled early last year when it was announced that the Abergele was one of the latest towns in the UK selected for a hub as part of a wider commitment to protect access to cash.

Commenting on the Hub opening this week, Mr. Millar said:n“The opening of a banking hub in Abergele will be much welcomed by people in the town and the surrounding areas.

“Whilst there are a number of ATMs nearby and a Post Office, there are currently no banks in Abergele and residents have to travel to Colwyn Bay or Rhyl to visit their branch, so this hub is much needed.

“In towns where hubs have already been installed, such as Prestatyn, they have proved to be a great success and I know it will be in Abergele too.

“The hubs have a counter service where customers of all main banks can withdraw and deposit cash, make bill payments, and carry out regular banking transactions. Also, they have private spaces where customers can speak to someone from their own bank about more complex issues. The banks will be working on a rotating basis, so there will be staff from different banks available on different days. The aim is that all the main banks in the area will take part in the rota.

“I very much look forward to attending the opening of this much needed facility, which will make a real difference to local businesses and residents."

The new banking hub will be located at 67 Market Street, the former Barclays Bank Banking.