NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close doors to 51 more branches in 2024

Banking group NatWest is set to shut 51 more branches this year. We have the full list of closures

General view of NatWest building in Bishopsgate, City of London
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NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank are closing their doors to 51 more branches in 2024 as the shift to digital banking shows no signs of slowing down. 

It will join the 19 NatWest and RBS branches that already put their shutters down between February and March. 

The banking group revealed that the decision to close more shops follows its in-branch transactions falling by 60% in the four years to January 2023, as more customers move to online and mobile banking for speed and ease. 

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Other high-street banks have also followed suit, with Barclays set to close 57 branches in the next couple of years and the Lloyds Group is to shut doors to another 45 branches this year. 

We have a full list of all the NatWest Group branch closures – find out if one is closing near you, and when. 

Full list of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank branch closures in 2024

RBS is set to shut its Farnborough branch on 15 October, and Ulster Bank will close its branch in Downpatrick on 19 November. 

On top of this, 49 NatWest branches are to shut shop in 2024. 

Here's a full list. 

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Branch siteDate of closure
Stalybridge 8 July
West Kirby 8 July
Larkfield 10 July
North West London, Kingsbury Road10 July
Barking 11 July
Paddock Wood 11 July
Dover16 July
Cosham18 July
Norbury 23 July
West Central London, High Holborn23 July
North West London, Abbey Road24 July
Rainham 24 July
Barkingside25 July
Rustington 25 July
Beaconsfield 30 July
North West London, Finchley Road31 July
Chadwell Heath 1 August
South West London, Streatham High Road6 August
Muswell Hill 6 August
West London, Spring Street7 August
Hackney 7 August
Ramsgate 8 August
North London, Holloway Road8 August
White City, Westfield Shopping Centre13 August
Gravesend 14 August
West London, Baker Street15 August
East Grinstead 20 August
Eltham 20 August
South East London, Rushey Green21 August
Woking 21 August
West Wickham 22 August
Worcester Park 22 August
East Central London, Fenchurch Street27 August
Andover 28 August
East Central London, Princes Street29 August
North West London, Central Circus29 August
Beckenham 3 September
Staines 3 September
Bracknell 4 September
Upper Edmonton 4 September
Southall 5 September
East Central London, Bishopsgate5 September
Wallington 10 September
Petersfield 11 September
Havant 12 September
Slough12 September
Farnborough 10 October
West London, Notting Hill Gate16 October
South West London, Cromwell Place17 October

How to access your cash if a branch has closed near you

If you're someone who prefers in-branch interaction over online and mobile banking, it could be worth switching bank accounts and seeing if there's a provider with a branch near you. 

If you're keen to stay with your bank though, there are other ways to access your money that's sitting in your bank account. 

11,635 Post Office branches across the UK offer banking services, such as paying in and withdrawing money. 

Banking hubs are also on the rise as more high-street providers are shutting shop. You can utilise the hubs for personal banking, for example depositing or withdrawing cash, business banking and making bill payments. 

But to use one of the hubs, you must bank with a high-street provider or building society. 

The Post Office operates the service and the hubs are open Monday to Friday. They also provide separate rooms for more private matters. 

Currently, there are 31 banking hubs open across the UK. 

Vaishali Varu
Staff Writer

Vaishali has a background in personal finance and a passion for helping people manage their finances. As a staff writer for MoneyWeek, Vaishali covers the latest news, trends and insights on property, savings and ISAs.

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