Major bank to close another 23 branches – see the full list | The SunJanuary 26, 2023
NATWEST is closing 23 branches branches across the country.
The bank said it had slated 21 sites in England to shut down and two in Wales.
Sites including Frome, Bootle, Stroud and Blackpool will shut down between late April and the start of June, NatWest said.
The timing of the closure of the branches in Horwich and Shoreham-by-Sea has yet to be decided.
It comes a week after Lloyds Banking Group said it would close 40 Halifax and Lloyds sites in England and Wales.
Natwest said footfall has been rapidly decreasing since the onset of online banking and dropped further during the pandemic.
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Lloyds said the number of customers visiting the branches it plans to close had dropped by 60% on average over the last five years.
NatWest has been contacted for comment.
The latest announcement means 87 branches have been slated for closure by high street banks so far this year.
In October NatWest announced it planned to close 43 branches, adding to 15 announced in May and 21 in February.
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NatWest branches scheduled for closure:
- Southampton – Bitterne Road – April 25
- Blackpool – Lytham Road – April 25
- London – Clapham High Street – April 26
- Stroud – Bank Buildings – April 26
- Fleet – Fleet Road – April 27
- Heslington – Main Street – April 27
- Dunstable – High Street North – May 3
- Maidstone – Sutton Road – May 4
- Exeter – St Thomas Centre – May 9
- Bootle – Stanley Road – May 10
- Crawley – Gatwick Road – May 11
- Frome – Market Place – May 11
- Broadwater – Broadwater Street East – May 16
- Colwyn Bay – Abergele Road – May 17
- Ilminster – East Street – May 18
- London – Marylebone High Street – May 23
- Sheerness – High Street – May 24
- Llansamlet – Phoenix Way – May 25
- Cranbrook – High Street – May 30
- Torquay – Newton Road – May 31
- Birstall – Loughborough Road – June 1
- Horwich – Lee Lane – TBC
- Shoreham-by-Sea – East Street – TBC
Typically if there are no banks in a town, you should be able to do some basic banking at your local Post Office.
Many banks also offer a mobile banking service.
This is where your bank brings a bus to your local area that has the services that are usually available at your branch.
You should call up your bank to see if it runs a banking bus and they will be able to tell you where and when it will be parked.
Other banks use buildings such as village halls or libraries to offer mobile banking services.
Do you have a money problem that needs sorting? Get in touch by emailing [email protected]
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