New Banking Hub in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, now open

Published on 8 March 2024

Cash Access UK is happy to announce that the new Banking Hub in Barnoldswick is now open.

The new Hub is in the Bank Buildings on Skipton Road and will be officially opened on Thursday 14 March.

The Hub 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 available on each day of the week:

Monday: NatWest

Tuesday: Santander

Wednesday: Lloyds 

Thursday: Barclays

Friday: HSBC

The Hub was recommended by LINK, the UK’s cash access and ATM network, following the announcement of the final bank branch closure in the town.

This is the first Banking Hub in Lancashire alongside a temporary Hub that opened in nearby Horwich earlier this year. Two others in Lancashire are currently in development, in Darwen and Great Harwood. There are 38 Banking Hubs open across the UK.

The Hub is open as of today and will be officially opened on Thursday 14 March 2024 at 11am by Andrew Stephenson MP and Pendle Council.

Gareth Oakley, CEO at Cash Access UK: “I’m very happy to announce that the doors of the Barnoldswick Hub are now open, and it is good news for local residents and businesses. We at Cash Access look forward to opening more Banking Hubs in Lancashire this year.”

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle: “I am delighted that Barnoldswick Banking Hub is now officially up and running, bringing five banking options to the town and its residents. Cash Access UK must be congratulated on getting this done, and delivering the Hub so quickly.

“Bank branches are essential to the health and success of our towns and high streets. I will continue to work to support Barnoldswick and other towns in Pendle to retain the banks, shops, Post Offices and other key amenities they need.”

Ward councillor Tom Whipp, who led discussions about access to cash and provision of the Banking Hub with LINK and Cash Access UK on behalf of Pendle Council said: "It's great to see the Hub up and running. It's a big boost for Barnoldswick. It will help both personal bank customers and businesses. 

"The new facility underpins the town's role as a service centre and supports the growing visitor economy in Barnoldswick.

"I'm looking forward to seeing the Banking Hub serving the community and hopefully extending the services that it provides in the future.

"It was a big blow for Barnoldswick when we lost our bank branches and I want to thank all the people at LINK and Cash Access who've made the Banking Hub possible. Let's hope it goes from strength to strength!"