Wellington temporary Banking Hub opens

Published on 18 March 2024

Somerset has its first Banking Hub following today’s opening of a new temporary hub in Wellington. The Mayor of Wellington, Marcus Barr, joined the team to mark the occasion in recognition of the importance of ensuring the local community continue to have access to cash and banking services on their doorstep.

The Hub is located at 30 Fore Street and will provide local residents and businesses with basic banking and cash services.

Open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, it 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 also offers a community banker service, where customers can talk to their own bank about more complicated issues.

Community Bankers will work on rotation, with a different bank available on each day of the week:

Monday: HSBC

Tuesday: NatWest

Wednesday: Lloyds

Thursday: Santander

Friday: Barclays

While the new Hub is up and running today, Cash Access UK continues to progress the permanent home for the Banking Hub.

Gareth Oakley, CEO at Cash Access UK: “I’m happy to announce the opening of our first Banking Hub in Somerset, where residents will be able to access cash and face-to-face banking services. I would like to thank Wellington Town Council for their support in helping us to bring this temporary Hub so quickly to the community. We are working hard to progress the permanent home for the Hub and we’ll have more news for the community soon.”

Mayor Marcus Barr, Wellington Town Council: “We are delighted that the Town Council has been able to offer a location for the temporary banking hub to open in the town and even more pleased that Cash Access UK has been able to get it opened before the Lloyds Bank Branch closes. We understand how important it is for our community to have access to banking facilities in the town centre and look forward to the permanent hub opening soon.”