Buckingham has a temporary financial center, as the location for a new permanent bank has also been confirmed.
It’s been almost a year since the town has been without a bank since the Llyods town bank shut down in September, making it less easy to access certain banking facilities
A ray of hope shines upon the town as the location for a permanent bank has been confirmed. The new facility will be situated at 19 Market Square, Buckingham, within the former Lloyds Bank branch.
While the town awaits the opening of the permanent bank, a temporary banking hub has been established.
In collaboration with Buckinghamshire Council and the support of the town council, Cash Access UK provides banking services and access to cash in the Town’s library
The temporary hub is open Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm and will remain available until the new permanent Banking Hub opens. It offers 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 banking provider about more complicated issues.
Councillor Clive Harriss said: “I am really happy to see our library playing such an important part in ensuring that Buckingham residents have local access to banking services.
“Buckinghamshire Council is proud to have played such a key role in making this happen and the partnership with CashAccessUK is a great example of the importance of libraries as safe and accessible community spaces. Libraries sit at the heart of their communities and we are always looking for opportunities to work with partners to enhance the services available at the library.”
While an exact opening date for the permanent bank facility remains pending, the confirmation of its location has.