MP Jesse Norman has expressed his delight at the news that Barclays has agreed to continue to offer a full range of services through Post Office counters, especially cash withdrawals.

Many local residents, especially those in rural locations without cashpoints, had been dismayed when Barclays announced that they would stop allowing Post Office cash withdrawals.

Monmouth MP David Davies said: “Last year 15 million cash withdrawals were made from Post Offices by Barclays customers. Ending the ability to get cash from the Post Office is going to make life incredibly difficult for many people. The decision will hit rural communities especially hard. Already bank branches are closing and cash machines are disappearing, the Post Office was the last resort for some customers who need cash.”

Mr Norman posted: “Fantastic news that after a great deal of close discussion Barclays have agreed to offer the full range of services again through Post Office counters.”

He added: “Will make a huge difference across my constituency from Hay to Hereford to Ross.”