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Nottinghamshire town to get new banking hub

It was announced today that Kirkby in Ashfield has been chosen as a location for one of 68 new banking hubs across the UK.

The banking hubs are shared spaces on the high street that allow customers of multiple banks deposit and withdraw money, get face-to-face help, and carry out regular banking transactions. They also have a private room available for one-to-one discussions.

Ashfield District Council submitted the bid to LINK, who set up the banking hubs, in February 2023 after three banks closed their doors in Kirkby town centre.

To allow greater access to cash in Kirkby, the Council has applied for planning permission to put a cash machine in Moor Market.

The new banking hub will complement this service, allowing more residents and business access to their money, without having to travel out of Kirkby.

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Cllr Matthew Relf, Executive Lead for Regeneration and Planning, said:

“We are over the moon to have been successful in our bid for a banking hub for Kirkby. We know that so many residents have struggled with the lack of face-to-face banking in Kirkby since the banks closed, and the banking hub will make a huge difference to people’s lives.

“It’s not just residents who will benefit from this hub, our small businesses will also be able to utilise it. When we get more information we will share it with residents but for now just watch this space.”

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