The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Tomous » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:09 am

Lex-Man wrote:I don't know if this belongs here but Nationwide are going to let their staff work anywhere they want.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56510574

Nationwide is to allow 13,000 office staff to choose where they work under a new flexibility scheme.

The UK's biggest building society said its "work anywhere" plan would allow employees more control of their lives.

Under the plan, Nationwide is closing three offices in Swindon, with 3,000 staff either moving to the nearby HQ, working from home, or mixing the two.

Other UK staff may be able to work from their local High Street branch if they prefer, rather than travel to offices.

In a Nationwide survey of staff, 57% said they wanted to work from home full-time after lockdown ends. More than a third - 36% - said they preferred a mix of home and office-based work.

Joe Garner, chief executive of Nationwide, said: "The last year has taught many of us that 'how' we do our jobs is much more important than 'where' we do them from.



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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Tomous » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:15 am

Going to be weird popping round someone's house to pay in a cheque though.

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by Lex-Man » Thu Mar 25, 2021 10:02 am

Although it might be way more convenient if it's near by, although I feel for whoever has to pick up all the paperwork.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Garth » Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:59 pm

Santander to close 111 branches:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56522428

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by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:01 pm

Doesn't surprise me, I expect many banks closures over the next few years and they try to push online banking.

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by Jenuall » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:02 pm

If lots of banks are going to shut up shop and move to online/WFH for their staff then that is great, but they better hurry up and get all of their gooseberry fool together so things can be done online - I've still had to go into the branch for way too many situations over the last few years

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by KK » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:07 pm

What do Ant n Dec have to say about this.

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by Vermilion » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:34 pm

Jenuall wrote:I've still had to go into the branch for way too many situations over the last few years


Same.

There are an absolute ton of reasons why it's better to do things in person with a lot of this sort of stuff, yet as ever, online will continue to be pushed while the banks keep shutting branches.

Eventually, i suspect it won't matter what it is folks need to do in terms of finance, the only method of getting banking done will be either an app which often crashes, or a phone call to an automated system which won't allow anyone to speak to a real person (just like the bloody British Gas switchboard).

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Lagamorph » Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:39 pm

The bank said it had taken the decision because fewer customers were choosing to bank in branch.


Gee I wonder why that might be the case at the moment.

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by imbusydoctorwho » Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:52 pm

After John Lewis announced they were closing the Peterborough store, Beales have just announced they're coming back to the city after lockdown.
It makes a change to see a store re-opening, so that's some good news.

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by Jenuall » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:16 pm

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by Victor Mildew » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:21 pm

Jenuall wrote:Image


Please tell me that's a real promo picture for eastenders :lol:

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by Jenuall » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:32 pm

Well it's certainly not one from my own private collection... :shifty:

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by Vermilion » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:51 pm

Jenuall wrote:Well it's certainly not one from my own private collection... :shifty:


Are you sure? I used to see a whole bunch of homeless folk on Exeter High St.

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by Godzilla » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:15 pm

John Lewis being replaced by Beales is like Disney Plus being replaced by BritBox.

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by DML » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:25 pm

Garth wrote:Santander to close 111 branches:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56522428


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I absolutely HATED working there. Its also not a very good bank, they charged me all the strawberry floating time for no reason.

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by Cuttooth » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:27 pm

They charged you for working there?

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by Lex-Man » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:45 pm

DML wrote:
Garth wrote:Santander to close 111 branches:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56522428


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I absolutely HATED working there. Its also not a very good bank, they charged me all the strawberry floating time for no reason.


When I did my PGCE they had a Santander branch in the Uni. They signed a load of people up telling them that it's really convenient to bank on campus at the freshers fair and then closed the branch the next month.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by DML » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:40 pm

Cuttooth wrote:They charged you for working there?


Well not FOR working there, but whilst working there. They were as much of a strawberry floating nightmare as Rosalind.

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