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The NFRN has applauded Barclays for listening to the concerns of customers and retailers and scrapping its plans to stop customers from withdrawing cash at Post Offices.

Our members had reacted angrily after the bank announced that from the New Year, customers would no longer be able to draw their cash out at Post Offices.

Speaking at the time of the announcement, NFRN National President and Sub postmaster Stuart Reddish said: “With all the other high street banks continuing to offer services through the Post Office, there is no reason why Barclays cannot continue to do so.”

Warning that the move would hit tens of thousands of elderly and vulnerable people, especially in rural areas, who rely on their local Post Office since Barclays closed many local branches, Mr Reddish called on Barclays to reverse that decision immediately.

With access to cash important to the daily lives of millions of people across the UK, the NFRN has been highlighting the damage that Barclays actions would have with MPs, including Martin Vickers, David Hansen,Marion Fellowes and David Drew.

Speaking after the bank’s chief executive Jes Staley advised of the rethink, Mr Reddish said: “We are relieved that common sense has prevailed at Barclays. NFRN members, their customers and local communities can all breathe a sigh of relief that Barclays customers can continue to access their cash from sub post offices.”

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