Brockley banking

Maximillian Cohen: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.
- Pi

As reported more thoroughly on 853blog, Nationwide is planning to close seven branches in South East London, including Lewisham, Greenwich, Catford and Blackheath. The closures will take place in May and will reduce the already-poor choice of local banking options.

Brockley itself is especially hard done by, with Barclay's in Crofton Park the only local option. Until a few years ago, it also offered the only free cash machine in the neighbourhood (in the early days of Brockley Central, before van hire companies became our bete noir, the lack of free machines was our most regular grumble).

So please use this thread to share your advice on local banking.

Thanks to Mike for suggesting the thread topic.