New research reveals more than 50% of people have experienced an issue using cash points or finding a high street bank.


Thousands of cash points switched off and not replaced – as hundreds of bank branches close


Thousands of cash points switched off and not replaced – as hundreds of bank branches close

By Siba Jackson,

Thousands of cash points have disappeared during the pandemic with many not being replaced, new data shows.

Around 8,000 ATMs have been switched off in the past 18 months, according to research by consumer group, Which? – equating to a fall of around 13%.

The vast majority of cash machines were put out of action while the UK was under national lockdown between March and May last year.

Research has also found a total of 801 bank branches closed between the start of the lockdown in March 2020 until restrictions were lifted in July this year.

Another 103 branches are due to close their doors by the end of this year.

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