Barnsley bank revamped as part of £45m improvement plan

Barnsley branch manager Mike Young outside the newly upgraded branch in Barnsley.
Barnsley branch manager Mike Young outside the newly upgraded branch in Barnsley.

Yorkshire Bank has unveiled its newly upgraded branch in Barnsley.

The improvements to the bank, which is based in Peel Square, are part of a wider £45 million investment scheme by the bank to upgrade facilities to meet changing customer needs.

The programme includes a nationwide programme of branch relocations and refits plus improved and new mobile and internet banking services.

The Barnsley branch has undergone a complete redesign and now houses an open plan banking hall, a new reception pod, three counter positions, five private interview rooms and two open consultation interview areas.

It was officially reopened recently by celebrated Barnsley-raised painter Ashley Jackson.

Mike Young, branch manager, said: “We are delighted with our newly formatted branch which underlines our commitment to Barnsley.

“We will continue providing the great personal service our customers expect whilst offering an enjoyable place to do banking.”

Steve Fletcher, director of the retail banking division, added: “While customers’ needs are changing and we are delivering new services to meet them, branches continue to be a really important part of how we serve our customers. This is a fantastic new format branch in Barnsley and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve the local community.”

The branch is open from 9.15am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.15am to 1.15pm on Saturday.