SHAW’S two remaining banks are to close.
The doors of Barclays Bank on Market Street will shut for the final time on Friday, September 14.
And the axe has now been confirmed to finally fall on the Royal Bank of Scotland in Shaw.
The branch on Rochdale Road will shut for the final time on January 28, 2019 after surviving a round of cuts earlier this year which brought the demise of RBS branches in Oldham and Rochdale.
The Shaw branch has only been offering a three-day a week service since June 5, 2017 but now it is one of 54 new branches across the country whose fates have been sealed.
Confirming the news RBS said: “The world of banking has changed a lot lately and the changes show no sign of slowing down.
“Most people are doing their day-to-day banking online by mobile apps or over the phone. More people are even doing bigger things that way, like opening a business account or getting a ban.
“Fewer people visit branches and they do fewer transactions when they there.”
RBS say since 2012 counter transactions have reduced by 45 percent in the Shaw branch. Only 54 customers use the branch on a regular basis. Of these customers, 46 percent also use other branches.
A total of 3,305 customers visited the branch in the last six months. Of these, RBS, state, 77 percent also to choose to bank online via telephone or at an ATM.
Options now available for Shaw customers include the use of NatWest branches in Oldham (2.82 miles away), Rochdale (4.26 miles away) and Hollinwood (4.5 miles away).
A number of services are also available to personal and business customers at Shaw Post Office, Higher Crompton Post Office and Heyside Post Office.
The Yorkshire Bank, also on Market Street, shut in August 2016 because it had become “unsustainable.” Lloyds Bank in Royton will close on Tuesday, September 25.