The QT

Friday 17 May 2024


Communities banking on new hubs

Is it a Post Office or is it a bank? The people of Newton Aycliffe seemed confused by the County Durham’s town’s latest addition to the high street. Situated in the old TSB branch on The Parade, the Banking Hub, complete with Post Office branding, is being hailed as a solution to the avalanche of …

Whistling while he works

On a mission to stimulate the North East economy, point regional businesses towards potentially transformative pots of cash and persuade SMEs to take the next step, Jonpaul Heron is passionate about enabling financial flexibility. Newly appointed at growth fund managers UMi, the experienced business adviser spends his working week seeking to inject fresh capital into …

Bank accused of not acting fairly

A small charity that brings theatre to schools and community groups is trying to prompt the bank it has been with for 30 years into paying proper compensation for putting it through a real-life drama. Théâtre Sans Frontières based in Hexham got a shock when its account with Barclays Bank was closed without any notice. …

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