Knaresborough Banking Hub location confirmed

We're delighted confirm that the new Banking Hub in Knaresborough will be located at 15 Kirkgate, Bowling Green Yard.

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, 9.00 - 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. After an extended search process, Cash Access UK is delighted to have been able to secure a convenient premise within the heart of the community, near the marketplace. This development is a significant step forward in bringing a Banking Hub to Knaresborough.

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 Knaresborough Banking Hub page will provide updates as works progress.

Gareth Oakley, CEO at Cash Access UK: “We know the new Banking Hub has been eagerly anticipated by the local community and so we’re delighted we’ve now been able to secure a fantastic location for you in the heart of the community. This brings us a significant step closer in being able to deliver improved access to cash services to individuals and businesses in Knaresborough”.

Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough: “When the Hub opens it will be invaluable to residents of Knaresborough, especially to those who rely on cash and face-to-face banking. The confirmation of the location is a great step forward for the community, and I look forward to hearing more updates.”

Nick Garrett, Knaresborough Connectors: “Many of Knaresborough’s frail residents tell us they prefer services, especially financial ones, to be face to face as online services aren’t accessible. We’re delighted that a location for the Banking Hub has been chosen and look forward to working with the Hub alongside residents to reduce financial exclusion.”

Charlotte Gale, Knaresborough & District Chamber: "Better banking and cash access within the town is something Chamber are very passionate about. This is something we've long campaigned for and we're thrilled that a site has now been secured. As a market town with many small independent businesses and number of large scale town events, we're sure the Banking Hub will be very beneficial to both Knaresborough's residents and local businesses alike.”