Six Barnsley Building Society branches will close - and the name disappear from the high street - as part of a major rebrand by Yorkshire Building Society.
In total 22 branches will shut their doors: nine Yorkshire branches - including one in Barnsley - and seven Chelsea Building Society branches, in a move that will reduce the estate to 208 from 230 by the end of the year.
The country’s second largest building society said the closures were largely where branches are less than a mile apart. The group said most staff at the affected branches will be redeployed, putting just 13 jobs at risk.
Chris Pilling, chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society, said: “Our branch network always has been, and remains, at the heart of our business, providing the face-to-face service that many of our members prefer.
“These planned changes will make us more efficient and will deliver greater long-term value to new and existing members. They will also help us to support the changing needs of our members.”
The group merged with the Barnsley Building Society in 2008 and tied up with the Chelsea Building Society two years later. It said its 45 Norwich & Peterborough Building Society branches
are not affected by the rebranding plan.
Full list of Yorkshire Building Society Group branch closures and rebrandings:
:: Barnsley Building Society branches that will close:
:: Barnsley Building Society branches that will become Yorkshire Building Society branches:
:: Yorkshire Building Society branches that will close:
Bradford John Street
Edinburgh Stafford Street
:: Chelsea Building Society branches that will close:
Kings Road in London
:: Chelsea Building Society branches that will become Yorkshire Building Society branches:
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Kingston upon Thames