NatWest and RBS to shut doors on another 19 branches amid shift to digital banking

NatWest and RBS join hundreds of high-street banks closing their branches- see the full list of closures.

General view of NatWest building in Bishopsgate, City of London
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NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have named a further 19 branches that will shut in 2024 in addition to 142 already set for closure this year as the brand claims more customers are moving to digital banking.

There have been 578 branch closures across the UK alone this year - Barclays leads with 185 site closures in 2023, followed by 112 Lloyds branch closures and 72 Halifax sites closing their doors. 

NatWest says the decision to close a further 19 branches comes as the average number of transactions made in its group branches fell by 60% in the four years to January 2023, as more customers use the app for banking

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It might be worth switching banks if you are looking for a branch near you, with Nationwide offering up to £200 when you switch to them. 

Find out if a Natwest or RBS branch is closing near you. 

Full list of Natwest and RBS branch closures in 2024

The Natwest Group has announced 18 NatWest branches will close on various dates across the UK in 2024 and one RBS branch in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, that will shut on 19 November 2024.

Here is a full list of Natwest site closures in 2024. 

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Branch siteDate of closure
London – Chiswick High Road20 February
Redcar – High Street East20 February
Bradford – New Line 21 February
Surbiton – Victoria Road21 February
Bakewell – Water Lane22 February
Greenwich – Greenwich Church Street22 February
Ormskirk – Moor Street27 February
London – Station Parade27 February
Morecambe – Marine Road Central 28 February
Wednesfield – High Street28 February
Pontypridd – Taff Street29 February
Rickmansworth – High Street29 February
Birmingham – Bristol Road South5 March
Liverpool – Prescot Road5 March
London – Piccadilly6 March
Rochester – High Street6 March
Dudley – Castle Street7 March
Maldon – High Street7 March

Where can you bank if a branch near you has closed? 

While switching bank accounts to find a bank that has a branch near you is an option, there are easier ways to bank if you prefer to go to a branch and do your banking. 

You can bank money at any Post Office’s 11,635 branches across the UK. 

Due to branch closures, a rise in banking hubs are appearing across the county. Banking hubs let you deposit and withdraw money regardless of where you bank. 

The counter service is operated by the Post Office, which is open Monday to Friday for high-street bank and building society customers. 

For more pressing issues, the banking hubs also have private rooms where customers can speak with community bankers. 

There are plans for 61 banking hubs to open across the UK, with seven already open. 

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