Santander joins town’s bank exodus

Batley’s Santander bank branch is set to close. The premises on Commercial Street will shut in September and customers will  have to travel to Dewsbury to conduct their business in-branch.

Santander has more than 1,000 branches in the UK.

A spokesman said: “As a result of our recent review, Santander has announced it will be closing its Batley branch in September. This decision has not been taken lightly and follows a strategic review looking across our UK branch network, changing customer behaviour, branch and digital channel usage, alternative ways for our customers to bank with us, whilst supporting local communities.

“The nearest alternative Santander branch is located at Northgate, Dewsbury.”

The statement claimed that staff at the Batley branch will be offered other roles with Santander locally.

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