Nationwide Temporarily Closes Town Centre Branch


Nationwide Building Society have closed their branch on Terminus Road whilst they carry out upgrades to the building and facilities.

Ever-mindful of the impact on residents, Peter Diplock spoke with regional managers in December to outline his concerns. Peter said “It’s brilliant that Nationwide are improving facilities and committing to the long-term future of the branch, but I was concerned the temporary closure might affect Meads and town centre residents. Not everyone is comfortable with online banking and if you want to pay cash into your account, the only alternative seemed to be travelling to Bexhill or Hailsham.”

Happily, after Cllr Diplock spoke to local and regional Nationwide managers, it seems measures have been put in place to safeguard customers. Peter said “Nationwide have assured me they’ve identified those most at risk, assigning them personal banking teams to ensure no one feels isolated or unsure what to do if they need a service. Nationwide have promised to keep me up to date, but of course, the proof is in the pudding, and if residents have any trouble accessing Nationwide’s banking facilities they can contact me.”


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