Letters: Increasingly hard to get hold of cash
SIR – Our local NatWest branch in Hythe and associated ATM closed a few years ago. Our account has been moved to the Shirley High Street branch.
We do have an ATM locally, courtesy of the Tesco/Esso site not far from us.
My concern is that the function of this machine relies upon the continued operation of the outlet and the mutual co-operation of the participating companies.
There are a number of elderly people in the area, witnessed by the recent boom in retirement home complexes locally. This age group, more than likely, does not have access to internet banking and are somewhat reluctant to exclusively use card transactions.
I would ask that your publication gets behind the campaign to save cash as a means of payment.
SIR – I’m writing to you to tell you that I’m concerned about my ability to access cash in my local community.
It can be very tiresome trying to get cash around New Milton or Lymington or even to pay off a credit card with certain banks that seem to have disappeared altogether, don’t answer emails, and I can’t find out where the nearest branch is.
This has to be affecting a large proportion of local people and there needs to be laws protecting those who need to use them.