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Nationwide to temporarily close Fareham branch

By Connor Steel

NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY have announced that its Fareham “branch” will be closed for the public temporarily in February due to scheduled refurbishment works; the banking facility set to join seventy of its sites in being rebranded by the company with both exterior and interior changes planned following recent commitments to sustainable practices.

The branch, located next to Greggs on West Street, will close its doors from 2pm on February 16 (Friday) and isn’t due to reopen for ‘public use’ until 11am on February 26 (Monday). It will allow external workers to safely move and replace existing digital machines / furniture alongside introducing a fresh logo design; although exact plans aren’t yet available.

The latest work follows the company’s commitments to adopting a range of sustainable practices in 2023, which covers environmental and customer impacts. Their debit cards are due to be changed and feature 85.5% recycled plastic in its design going forward whilst the bank has promised to maintain its physical branches amid a ‘growing trend’ of closures.

It is not known where staff will be based during the closure but the bank have assured customers that their services will be available to access over the ten day timeframe. Most of the support is available online using the Nationwide website and digital applications; whilst the nearest physical branches are further accessible in Cosham, Gosport or Portsmouth.

Nationwide offers a mixture of services including loans, savings, ISAs, investments, and insurances to their customers, alongside guidance on fraud, security and scams in the digital world. More details can be accessed via the bank’s site.

PICTURED BY ALAMY (B28RBG): Façade of Nationwide Building Society, that has a range of branches and services.