Ampthill Banking Hub opens

Bedfordshire’s second banking hub is now open for business in Ampthill.

The Hub is located at 8-10 Church Street and will be officially opened on Thursday 11 July by Cllr Ian Titman at 11am.

The Hub offers a counter service operated by the Post Office, where customers of all major banks and building societies can carry out regular cash transactions, Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm. It will also offer a Community Banker service where customers can talk to their own bank about more complicated issues on the day their bank is in the Hub:

Monday: NatWest 

Tuesday: Barclays 

Wednesday: Santander  

Thursday: Lloyds

Friday: HSBC (coming soon)

This is the second Hub to open in Bedfordshire, following the opening of a temporary Hub in Bury Park.

A Hub was recommended following a community request by Cllr Ian Titman.

Gareth Oakley, CEO, Cash Access UK: “I’m happy to announce the opening of our Ampthill Hub, ensuring crucial access to cash and face-to-face banking services which are vital to both residents and businesses across the community”.

Cllr Ian Titman: “When the last bank in Ampthill closed in June 2017 it left a big void in the town. When I heard that the Cash Access Group were looking to set up Banking Hubs I started the process of getting one in Ampthill and I have continued to pursue the opening of a Banking Hub since then, especially after the closure of the last bank in Flitwick.

Ampthill was awarded the Hub because of the large number of small and independent businesses in the town. However, it will also offer much-needed banking services to all the surrounding communities. Please visit the Banking Hub to find out more and to discuss any banking issues you may have.

Thank you to Cash Access UK for providing this opportunity.”