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Barclays closes south London branch as it claims only ONE customer uses it regularly for all banking


Barclays are to close a High Street branch after it emerged there is only one regular customer who does all his banking there.

Although other people use the branch on Tower Bridge Road in Bermondsey, south east London, only Peter Wisby, 84 uses it for all his banking.

Mr Wisby, who lost his leg in a 2003 motorbike accident, has never used the internet and doesn’t have a smartphone.

He struggles with mobility and the closure will leave him and his wife Eileen, 81, with a two mile trip to the two remaining nearest branches.

Peter Wisby (right) and wife Eileen (left) have never used the internet and refuse to use a cash machine because it is 'too dangerous'

Peter Wisby (right) and wife Eileen (left) have never used the internet and refuse to use a cash machine because it is ‘too dangerous’

The branches on Borough High Street and Rye Lane, in Southwark, are far beyond walking-distance, as is the Fenchurch Street branch near Whitechapel.

Last week, a reporter attending the bank saw at least six people queuing to use its services, the majority of whom were waiting to speak to a member of staff on a till.

The couple…



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