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    I live in Essex. The branches which are being closed and my assessment would be:

    Great Dunmow - small market town, affluent rural area
    Frinton - upmarket retirement coastal town. Seem to recall uproar at the suggestion of a Tesco Express or Wetherspoons there.
    Sawbridgeworth - not so familiar with this area.

    Of the remaining branches:

    Brentwood, Bishops Stortford and Saffron Walden are all affuluent areas - both the towns and their catchment areas. Saffron Walden is geographically in Essex, but is influenced more by Cambridge and the economy there.

    Colchester - the town is less affluent, but its a large town with a catchment area across north Essex and into Suffolk.

    Halstead and Haverhill - small market towns, probably more money in the surrounding rural areas than the towns themselves.

    Royston/Ware - not familiar with this places.

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    there is certainly money around Ware..
    i wondered if you'd clocked whether any of the 3 branches they are closing would overlap with a Skipton branch. if all 3 do, and none of the 8 do, we'd be on to them

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    I like the Saffron. They consistently have a good regular saver - the current offering is 3.5%. Never been keen on the Skipton for some reason.


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    compared to many 3.5% is decent.. but i'm only on board with RSs if they pay 5%. Nationwide's is gone just now so it's only HSBC-stable that are offering 5%.


 

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