Brechin banking hub progressing well with location now confirmed

Published on 4 August 2023

We're delighted to confirm that the new Banking Hub in Brechin will be located at 3/5 Clerk Street (the former Bank of Scotland premises).

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 banking provider 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. They are usually provided by the banking providers with the most customers in the local area. A schedule will be confirmed nearer the time.

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 a convenient premise within the heart of the community. This development is a significant step forward in bringing a Banking Hub to Brechin.

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 Brechin Banking Hub page on the Cash Access UK website will provide updates as works progress.

Gareth Oakley, CEO at Cash Access UK: “We are delighted to announce that a location has been secured for the new Banking Hub in Brechin, we know the Hub has been anticipated by the local community. This brings us closer to ensuring access to cash services to individuals and businesses in Brechin.”

Dave Doogan, MP for Angus: “This new Hub will be a lifeline for so many residents in Brechin when it opens, including those who rely on cash and face-to-face banking. I look forward to monitoring progress on the Hub and the positive impact on the City I am sure will follow its opening.”

Mairi Gougeon, MSP for Angus North and Mearns: “This is fantastic news and I cannot wait to see much needed in person branch banking services return to Brechin.

From once having five banks in Brechin we now have none, impacting not only those in Brechin but also Edzell and the wider rural communities these banks served. People value a local connection and the reassurance and confidence of having your own branch services in town can be invaluable to many.”