Philip Hammond visits Weybridge branch after refurbishment
Rt Hon Philip Hammond, Member of Parliament for Runnymede and Weybridge and Chancellor of the Exchequer visited the Barclays in Weybridge to meet the team and formally relaunch the branch after a refurbishment.
The banking hall of the branch has been refurbished and the counter area remodelled in order to provide a more welcoming environment for customers. This is the final element of an ongoing update of the branch which now has a mix of state of the art self – service technology and traditional counters.
Barclays has a long history in Weybridge. The branch in Church Road has been a bank for 118 years in total having been opened as a London & Provincial Bank in 1900. The company merged with Barclays in 1918 which means that this year the branch has been serving customers as a Barclays for 100 years.
Weybridge Branch manager Pam Wing said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Hammond to the branch and to show him the improvements we have made. I’m proud that the branch has benefitted from this refurbishment, it’s a big investment in Weybridge and a vote of confidence in the town. There has been a Barclays on this site for 100 years and I look forward to supporting customers in Weybridge for many years to come.”
Mr Hammond said: “I congratulate Barclays on its century-long presence in Weybridge and look forward to seeing the branch thrive for many years to come”.
The visit coincided with a fraud awareness event at the branch. During the visit Mr Hammond was updated on Barclays’ Digital Safety Campaign which was launched last year to raise awareness of the risks of digital fraud and scams, and the many practical ways in which people can better protect themselves online.