NatWest to shut another 43 branches – here's the full list, plus alternatives
NatWest Banking Group has announced another round of bank branch closures, with 43 more NatWest-branded outlets set to shut between January and March next year. The move is on top of the announced closure of 32 branches earlier this year. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.
It's not the only bank shutting branches; earlier this year Lloyds Banking Group confirmed it will shut a further 48 Lloyds Bank and 18 Halifax branches, taking its tally to 202 outlets closing by the end of January 2023. Elsewhere, TSB has closed 70 branches this year, while HSBC is closing 69 branches.
Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with NatWest
NatWest runs a mobile banking service that can be found at various locations throughout the year, for five days at a time.
You don't need to book an appointment to attend the mobile banking hub, where you can do of all your everyday banking including making deposits, withdrawing cash and paying bills. You can find out where your nearest mobile banking hub is, or when it will next be in your area, on the NatWest website.
You can access some of NatWest's services via the Post Office
NatWest customers can access certain services from any of the Post Office's 11,400 branches. Use the Post Office's branch finder tool to locate your nearest. Services available include the following:
- Cash/cheque deposits.
- Check your balance.
- Withdraw money.
If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching
If you no longer want to stay with NatWest, you might want to consider switching to a bank that does have a local branch nearby – although bear in mind there's no guarantee that too won't close.
Banks with branches that currently have switching incentives include:
- Nationwide - get £200 for switching. Anyone switching from a non-Nationwide account to a new or existing Nationwide FlexDirect account gets a free £200. Plus, switchers who haven't had this account before also get 5% fixed interest on up to £1,500 and a 0% overdraft (credit-score dependent) – both last for 12 months.
- Lloyds - anyone switching a non-Lloyds account to a new or existing Club Lloyds account gets a free £150. You also get to choose one of these four perks each year: six cinema tickets, 12 digital movie rentals, a Gourmet Society membership, or an annual magazine subscription. You must pay in £1,500-plus a month or pay a £3 monthly fee.
See our Best bank accounts guide for the full list of banks offering switching incentives.
Some may want to consider setting up phone or online banking
If you're over the age of 60 and are happy to bank over the phone, NatWest has a dedicated support line open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week to help with any banking queries, which you can call on 0800 051 4176.
If you want to switch to banking online or via an app, NatWest also has a step-by-step guide on how to set up online and app banking which you can find on its website.
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