Natwest announces the closure of 43 bank branches, Here’s the full list

Natwest annouce the closer of a further 43 branches as they transition to online banking
Natwest annouce the closer of a further 43 branches as they transition to online banking

Only six jobs at risk in the bank’s latest move to transition its services online

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NatWest has confirmed it is closing 43 bank branches across the UK in their move to to transition services online.

Speaking on the matter a NatWest spokesperson said:

“As with many industries, most of our customers are shifting to mobile and online banking, because it is faster and easier for people to manage their financial lives.

“We understand and recognise that digital solutions aren’t right for everyone or every situation, and that when we close branches we have to make sure that no-one is left behind.

“We take our responsibility seriously to support the people who face challenges in moving online, so we are investing to provide them with support and alternatives that work for them.”

Online banking usage increased significantly during Covid lockdowns
Online banking usage increased significantly during Covid lockdowns

Natwest announced the closure of 32 branches in February of this year citing customers opting to use online banking as the reason for the decision.

Online banking increased during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns as the footfall into physical branches significantly declined.

Here is a list of all sites due for closure:

Henley-on-Thames

Thame

Cheltenham Bath Road

Ayr

Dundee

Devizes

Beeston

Berkhamsted

St Neots

Cleethorpes

Broadstone

Market Harborough

Clitheroe

Eastleigh

Shipley

Ilkley

Buxton

Glossop

Aberdeen

Southsea

Tonbridge

Sandbach

Waterlooville

Cheadle

Glasgow

Headington

Caterham

Oxted

Coventry Walsgrave Road

Edinburgh

Gerrards Cross

Lewes High Street

Balham

Uckfield

Addiscombe

Stourbridge

Whitehaven

Wetherby

Potters Bar

Bromsgrove

Wokingham

Bloomsbury Parrs

Upper Parkstone

The closures are set to take place between January and March 2023. NatWest have said they will be contacting all vulnerable customers who are affected by the closures.