A step closer to bringing a Banking Hub to Royal Wootton Bassett

Published on 20 October 2023

The new Banking Hub in Royal Wootton Bassett will be located at 33 High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett. This will be in the same building and next door to the existing Post Office, the entrance to which has recently moved.

The Hub, when it opens, will offer a counter service operated by the Post Office, where customers of all major banks and building societies can carry out regular cash transactions, It will also offer a Community Banker service where customers can talk to their own bank about more complicated issues, Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm. Community Bankers will work on rotation, with a different bank or building society available on each day of the week:

Monday: NatWest

Tuesday: TBC

Wednesday: Barclays

Thursday: Lloyds

Friday: HSBC

Finding the right location for a Banking Hub that is convenient, accessible and works for everyone often takes time so Cash Access UK is delighted to have been able to secure convenient premises in the heart of the community. This development is a significant step forward in bringing a Banking Hub to Royal Wootton Bassett.

The team at Cash Access UK are now working hard to fit out the new premises and will update the community on progress and an opening date as soon as they can. The Royal Wootton Bassett Banking Hub page on the Cash Access UK website will provide updates as works progress. In the meantime, a temporary Banking Hub is also being considered to provide the community with access to cash whilst plans for the permanent hub continue to progress.

Gareth Oakley, CEO at Cash Access UK: “Banking Hubs play a vital role in providing access to cash and banking services within communities where they are most needed. We are delighted to have identified a site for the Royal Wootton Bassett Banking Hub and will share regular updates with the community on our progress.”

Wiltshire Councillors Steve Bucknell and Jacqui Lay: “It is great news that we can formally announce the location of the Banking Hub for Royal Wootton Bassett and the surrounding communities as being in the current Post Office in the High Street.  Work is underway to remodel the shop to provide banking services and also the post office.  The new facilities should be available soon but meanwhile a temporary hub is being considered in the town. Lloyds Bank continue to have their banking advisor available every week at the Lime Kiln Centre on Thursdays.”

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire: “I was absolutely delighted to hear this announcement of the new Banking Hub for Royal Wootton Bassett which will be warmly welcomed throughout the RWB community. It is a huge step towards ensuring access to cash and banking services, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the vibrant RWB High Street.”