We the undersigned call upon Santander Group PLC to reverse their decision to close their store at Watney Market.
- Santander should stay committed to a local community that has banked with them for many years;
- it is wrong that disabled and elderly people will be forced to travel further to visit a branch;
- the presence of a bank in this shopping area is important for its overall viability. When people come to do their banking they also spend money at local shops and stalls, keeping Watney Market alive;
- there is social cost of excluding low-income consumers from mainstream financial services by closing local bank branches.