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NatWest and RBS branch closures top 100 announced this year alone

Paloma Kubiak
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Paloma Kubiak

NatWest Group has confirmed more than 30 bank branches will disappear from UK high streets from autumn, taking its total to 101 announced this year already.

The banking giant confirmed 36 branches – 34 NatWest and two RBS locations – are set to close between September 2023 and August 2024 as customers continue to flock to digital banking.

Here are the 34 NatWest branches set to close, including the closure date:

  • 25 Corporation Street Corby England NN17 1NR 26/09/2023
  • Unit 4, St. Oswald’s Retail Park Gloucester England, GL1 2SR 26/09/2023
  • 403 Bethnal Green Road London England E2 0AF 27/09/2023
  • 9 Devonshire Road Bexhill-on-Sea England TN40 1GW 27/09/2023
  • 60 High Street Bognor Regis England PO21 1FB 28/09/2023
  • 70 Denmark Hill Camberwell England SE5 8SD 28/09/2023
  • 5 High Street Gosport England PO12 1DA 03/10/2023
  • 39 Grimsby Road Cleethorpes England DN35 7AQ 03/10/2023
  • 1 Romsey Road Southampton England SO16 4GT 04/10/2023
  • 87 High St Sidcup England DA14 6DL 04/10/2023
  • 12 The Broadway Southgate England N14 6PL 05/10/2023
  • 131 Crockhamwell Road Woodley England RG5 3JX 05/10/2023
  • 9 The Broadway Stanmore England HA7 4DA 10/10/2023
  • 11 Fore Street Tiverton England EX16 6LW 10/10/2023
  • Unit 29 Rosevale Road Parkhouse Industrial Estate England ST5 7EF 11/10/2023
  • Unit 5, The Willett Building London England SW1W 8DL 11/10/2023
  • 15 Mary Rose Mall Beckton England E6 5ZZ 12/10/2023
  • 1 High Street Weybridge England KT13 8UA 12/10/2023
  • Bawtry Road Wickersley England S66 1JY 17/10/2023
  • 463 Bury New Road Prestwich England M25 1AB 18/10/2023
  • Bedford Square Tavistock England PL19 0AQ 18/10/2023
  • 38 High Street Alton England GU34 1BF 19/10/2023
  • 11 Rolle Street Exmouth England EX8 1HH 19/10/2023
  • 119 Boundary Road Norwich England NR6 5JD 31/10/2023
  • 53 High Street Wanstead England E11 2AB 31/10/2023
  • 7 Hinckley Road Leicester England LE3 0TQ 02/11/2023
  • 4 Commercial Square Camborne England TR14 8EB 07/11/2023
  • St. Andrews Cross Plymouth England PL4 0AE 07/11/2023
  • 100 The Crescent Colchester England CO4 9GN 08/11/2023
  • 2 The Sandlings Ipswich England IP3 9YY 08/11/2023
  • 15 Chester Road West Shotton Wales CH5 1DF 09/11/2023
  • 34 Henrietta Street London England WC2E 8NL 05/12/2023
  • 20 Melbourne Street Stalybridge England SK15 2JQ 08/07/2024
  • 10 Banks Road West Kirby England CH48 4LG 08/07/2024

A banking hub has been recommended for the Stalybridge and West Kirby branches.

These are the two RBS branches flagged for closure:

  • High Street Dingwall Scotland IV15 9HF 01/11/2023
  • 288 Brook Street Dundee Scotland DD5 2AP 02/11/2023

In January, NatWest Group announced 23 bank branch closures, which was followed by 42 flagged in March, meaning so far in 2023, it has announced 101 branches will disappear from the high street.

Overall, across all the banking brands, 375 branches have been earmarked for closure this year and next from the likes of Barclays, Halifax, Lloyds, Bank of Scotland, Virgin Money, TSB and Nationwide.

A NatWest spokesperson said: “As with many industries, most of our customers are shifting to mobile and online banking, because it’s 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.”

There are an estimated 39,000 free ATMs across the UK and 11,000 Post Offices where customers can access and carry out basic banking services.

Related: An in-depth guide to your rights when your bank branch closes