A prominent bank in an Oxfordshire town has been announced today as part of 15 planned closure across the UK.

Barclays has said it will be closing its Chipping Norton branch on 15 High Street on July 6 as part of planned closures which are affecting 14 other branches.

The decision to close 15 branches brings the total number of branches closing this year to 84.

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Affected customers have been told they can make cash and cheque deposits, check their balance and withdraw cash at their nearest Post Office.

Barclays also has 200 pop-up sites across the UK and they have “banking pods”, which are semi-permanent sites which can be moved to different locations according to demand.

A Barclays spokesman said the decision had been made in response to “visits to branches” continuing to fall.

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He said: “As visits to branches continue to fall, we need to adapt to provide the best service for all our customers.

“Where there is no longer enough demand to support a branch, we maintain an in-person presence through our Barclays Local network, live in over 200 locations, based in libraries, town halls, mobile vans and our new banking pods.

“We also support access to cash with our cashback without purchase service, 24-hour deposit-taking ATMs and by working alongside the Post Office and Cash Access UK.”

Chief executive of the London-based financial institution My Community Finance, Tobias Gruber, said the closure of high street banks was becoming “increasingly common” as “more customers shift to online and digital banking methods”.