Wednesday 8 March 2017 12:45 pm

Barclays is cutting more than 180 jobs as it shuts the doors on its mortgage unit in Wales

Barclays is cutting more than 180 jobs, as it shuts down its mortgage centre in Wales.

"Barclays is working hard to meet customer needs and keep the customer at the heart of what we do," a spokesperson for the bank said. "Part of this work is ensuring that our contact centre site processes are working efficiently to enable our teams to work together more effectively.

"Unfortunately this means that our Contact Centre in Barclays House, Llanishen Cardiff will be closing next year 2018."

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The bank has said it will move around 144 of the jobs to other centres in Liverpool and Leeds. As a result, the net number of jobs lost should be around 60. The lender added it would be looking for opportunities to employ those losing their current jobs elsewhere in the group.

"Unite is angry that Barclays has decided to close the mortgage centre in Llanishen, Cardiff," said Unite regional officer Steve Pantak. "The union is completely opposed to the decision to close this workplace with no alternative employment offered to the 180 loyal and hardworking staff in this centre.

"Unite will continue to press for Barclays to work to mitigate these job losses but the fact is that this highly skilled and dedicated workforce will be made redundant and we call on Barclays to think again and reverse this decision."