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NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank to close at least 172 branches in 2023/24 – here's the full list, plus alternatives

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Ulster Bank, which are all part of the NatWest Group, will now shut at least 172 of their bank branches in 2023 and 2024, following the Group's latest announcements.

Below, we've rounded up the planned closures for each bank and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

Click on your bank's name for a full list of the branch closures announced so far:

Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank

For full details, see our Bank branch alternatives guide. But in brief, you can:

  • See if there's a 'mobile branch' near you. This can be used for banking services, such as making deposits and withdrawing cash. You can find out where your nearest mobile branch is, or when it will next be in your area, on the NatWest website, the RBS website or the Ulster Bank website
  • Check if you can use an alternative bank's branch. NatWest customers can use RBS branches, while RBS customers can use NatWest branches for everyday banking, such as cash deposits and withdrawals and paying in cheques – find your nearest RBS branch or your nearest NatWest branch.

    There are no NatWest or RBS branches in Northern Ireland, but Ulster Bank customers, as well as NatWest and RBS customers, can...
  • Try a nearby Post Office. You can withdraw cash and make deposits into your bank account via the Post Office.

If you need branch access and don't have alternative services nearby, consider switching

If you no longer want to stay with NatWest, RBS or Ulster Bank, 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 currently offering cash switching incentives include:

  • Nationwide: get a free £200 for switching to Nationwide's FlexDirect account. You can also get access to its top-paying regular savings account, which pays 8% interest on up to £200 a month. Nationwide has pledged not to leave any town or city where it is already based until at least 2026.
  • First Direct: get a free £175 for switching to First Direct's 1st Account. In addition to the free switch cash and top service, you'll get access to a linked regular saver which pays 7% interest on up to £300 a month, and many get an ongoing £250 0% overdraft. The debit card is also fee-free for overseas spending and ATM withdrawals.

    First Direct doesn't have any branches of its own, but First Direct customers can use HSBC branches to pay in cheques, as well as deposit and withdraw cash. So it could be an option if you have an HSBC branch nearby – though bear in mind HSBC is also closing lots of branches.

See our Best bank accounts guide for more options, including the best bank accounts for savings interest and longer-term rewards.

NatWest – 157 branches closing or closed

Here's the full list. The 18 newly-announced closures are highlighted in blue:

  • NatWest branch closures 2023/24

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Aberdeen 262 Union Street AB10 1TP 18/01/2023
    Aldridge 30 Anchor Road WS9 8PJ 20/07/2023
    Alton 38 High Street GU34 1BF 19/10/2023
    Ashton-in-Makerfield 65 Gerard Street WN4 9AH 27/06/2023
    Ayr 19 Miller Road KA7 2BX 12/01/2023
    Bakewell 1 Water Lane DE45 1YY 22/02/2024
    Beckton 15 Mary Rose Mall E6 5ZZ 12/10/2023
    Beeston 19 High Road NG9 2JX 25/01/2023
    Berkhamstead 119 High Street HP4 1AW 25/01/2023
    Bexhill-on-Sea 9 Devonshire Road TN40 1GW 27/09/2023
    Birmingham 817 Bristol Road B31 2WD 05/03/2024
    Birstall 659 Loughborough Road LE4 4NT 01/06/2023
    Blackpool 344 Lytham Road FY4 1DY 25/04/2023
    Blandford Forum 25 Market Place DT11 7AF 01/08/2023
    Bletchley  215 Queensway MK2 2YY 29/06/2023
    Bognor Regis 60 High Street PO21 1FB 28/09/2023
    Bootle 329 Stanley Road L20 3EH 10/05/2023
    Bournemouth  Unit 3, The Shopping Centre BH8 9US 08/08/2023
    Bradford 151 New Line BD10 0BT 21/02/2024
    Brighouse 12 Bradford Road HD6 1RL 09/08/2023
    Brighton  8 -11 Pavillion Buildings BN1 1DP 16/08/2023
    Bristol  40 Queens Road BS8 1BF 04/07/2023
    Broadstone 208 Lower Blandford Road BH18 8DT 12/01/2023
    Broadwater 5 Broadwater Street East BN14 9AB 16/05/2023
    Bromsgrove 124 High Street B61 8HJ 31/01/2023
    Buxton 2 Spring Gardens SK17 6DJ 14/02/2023
    Camberwell 70 Denmark Hill SE5 8SD 28/09/2023
    Camborne 4 Commercial Square TR14 8EB 07/11/2023
    Cardiff 207 Richmond Road CF24 3UX 18/07/2023
    Caterham 1 Croydon Road CR3 6PA 01/02/2023
    Cheadle 34 High Street SK8 1AP 02/02/2023
    Cheltenham 151 Bath Road GL53 7LT 26/01/2023
    Christchurch 57 High Street BH23 1BB 16/08/2023
    Cleethorpes Corner of Alexandra & Sea View Street DN35 8YA 07/03/2023
    Cleethorpes 39 Grimsby Road DN35 7AQ 03/10/2023
    Clitheroe York Street BB7 2DN 15/02/2023
    Colchester 100 The Crescent CO4 9GN 08/11/2023
    Colwyn Bay 2 Abergele Road LL29 7WY 17/05/2023
    Corby 25 Corporation Street NN17 1NR 26/09/2023
    Coventry 118 Walsgrave Road CV2 4ED 19/01/2023
    Cranbrook High Street TN17 3EA 30/05/2023
    Crawley Gatwick Road RH10 9RF 11/05/2023
    Croydon 209 Lower Addiscombe Road CR0 6RB 17/01/2023
    Croydon 40 Whitgift Centre CR0 1UQ 04/07/2023
    Croydon 111 South End CR0 1BJ 19/07/2023
    Deal 31 High Street CT14 6EW 05/07/2023
    Devizes  1 Market Place SN10 1HR 08/03/2023
    Dorking 14 High Street RH4 1AX 25/07/2023
    Dudley 267 Castle Street DY1 1LJ 07/03/2024
    Dundee 1 Courthouse Square DD1 1NT 10/01/2023
    Dunstable 4 High Street North LU6 1JU 03/05/2023
    Eastleigh 34 Southampton Road SO50 9XN 16/02/2023
    Edinburgh 109 George Street EH2 4JW 24/01/2023
    Exeter 18 St. Thomas Centre EX4 1DE 09/05/2023
    Exmouth 11 Rolle Street EX8 1HH 19/10/2023
    Fakenham Market Place & Bridge Street Corner NR21 9BA 10/08/2023
    Fleet 176 Fleet Road GU51 4DE 27/04/2023
    Frome 4 Market Place BA11 1AE 11/05/2023
    Fulwood 292 Garstang Road PR2 9RQ 17/08/2023
    Gerrards Cross 44 Packhorse Road SL9 8EG 21/02/2023
    Glasgow 14 Blythswood Square G2 4AU 26/01/2023
    Gloucester Unit 4, St. Oswald's Retail Park GL1 2SR 26/09/2023
    Glossop Norfolk Square SK13 8BR 02/03/2023
    Gosport 5 High Street PO12 1DA 03/10/2023
    Greenwich 2 Greenwich Church Street SE10 9BQ 22/02/2024
    Headington 91 London Road OX3 9AF 07/02/2023
    Heald Green 260 Finney Lane SK8 3QF 11/07/2023
    Henley-on-Thames 18 Market Place RH9 2AP 07/02/2023
    Hertford 104 Fore Street SG14 1YY 15/08/2023
    Heslington Main Street YO10 5ZB 27/04/2023
    Hull  302 Holderness Road HU9 2YP 11/07/2023
    Ilkley 19 The Grove LS29 9TA 21/02/2023
    Ilminster 10 East Street TA19 0AA 18/05/2023
    Ipswich 2 The Sandlings IP3 9YY 08/11/2023
    Isleworth 468 London Road TW7 4DD 12/07/2023
    Knowle  290 Wells Road BS4 2QA 12/07/2023
    Knutsford 82 King Street WA16 6EG 02/08/2023
    Leicester 7 Hinckley Road LE3 0TQ 02/11/2023
    Lewes 11 High Street BN7 2LH 11/01/2023
    Liverpool 509 Prescot Road L13 3BZ 05/03/2024
    Llansamlet Phoenix Way SA7 9FS 25/05/2023
    London (Central) 134 Aldersgate Street EC1A 4JA 13/07/2023
    London (Central) 156 Fleet Street EC4A 2DX 17/08/2023
    London (Central) 34 Henrietta Street WC2E 8NL 05/12/2023
    London (Central) 214 High Holborn WC1V 7BF 10/01/2023
    London (Central) 1 Princes Street EC2R 8BP 29/08/2024
    London (East) 403 Bethnal Green Road E2 0AF 27/09/2023
    London (North West) 12 Station Parade NW2 4NN 27/02/2024
    London (South West) 128 Balham Road SW12 9AA 24/01/2023
    London (South West) 145 Clapham High Street SW4 7SZ 26/04/2023
    London (South West) Unit 5, The Willett Building SW1W 8DL 11/10/2023
    London (West)  314 Chiswick High Road W4 5TA 20/02/2024
    London (West) 10 Marylebone High Street W1U 4BT 23/05/2023
    London (West) 20 Dean Street W1D 3RU 05/07/2023
    London (West) 208 Piccadilly W1J 9HE 06/03/2024
    Maidstone 197 Sutton Road ME15 9BT 04/05/2023
    Maldon 36 High Street CM9 5PW 07/03/2024
    March 18 Broad Street PE15 8TN 25/07/2023
    Market Harborough 21 St Mary's Road LE16 7DY 11/01/2023
    Morecambe 262 Marine Road Central LA4 4BJ 28/02/2024
    New Malden 64 High Street KT3 4HB 13/07/2023
    Norwich 119 Boundary Road NR6 5JD 31/10/2023
    Ormskirk 34 Moor Street L39 2AL 27/02/2024
    Oxted 12 Station Road East RH8 0PR 22/02/2023
    Parkhouse Industrial Estate Unit 29 Rosevale Road ST5 7EF 11/10/2023
    Parkstone 209 Ashley Road BH14 9DR 07/03/2023
    Peterborough 210 Lincoln Road PE1 2YY 26/07/2023
    Plymouth St. Andrews Cross PL4 0AE 07/11/2023
    Pontypridd 1 Taff Street CF37 4UU 29/02/2024
    Potters Bar 181 Darkes Lane EN6 1DL 22/02/2023
    Prestwich 463 Bury New Road M25 1AB 18/10/2023
    Redcar 5 High Street TS10 3JR 20/02/2024
    Rickmansworth 159 High Street WD3 1AR 29/02/2024
    Rochester  56 High Street ME2 4AG 06/03/2024
    Romford 192 Hilldene Avenue RM3 8DD 06/07/2023
    Rothwell 2 Jail Yard Parade LS26 0AF 28/06/2023
    Runcorn 53 High Street WA7 1AQ 02/08/2023
    Ryde  St. Thomas Square PO33 2PL 10/08/2023
    Sandbach Hightown CW11 1JY 08/02/2023
    Sheerness 29 High Street ME12 1NU 24/05/2023
    Shipley 19 Market Street BD18 3PW 23/02/2023
    Shotton 15 Chester Road West CH5 1DF 09/11/2023
    Sidcup 87 High Street DA14 6DL 04/10/2023
    Southampton 416 Bitterne Road SO18 1DT 25/04/2023
    Southampton 1 Romsey Road SO16 4GT 04/10/2023
    Southgate 12 The Broadway N14 6PL 05/10/2023
    Southsea 68 Palmerston Road PS5 3SJ 23/02/2023
    Surbiton 10 Victoria Road KT6 4JY 21/02/2024
    Stalybridge 20 Melbourne Street SK15 2JQ 08/07/2024
    Stanmore 9 The Broadway HA7 4DA 10/10/2023
    St. Neots 37 High Street PE19 1BP 28/02/2023
    Stony Stratford 80 High Street MK11 1AJ 03/08/2023
    Stourbridge 141 High Street DY8 1BF 08/02/2023
    Stratford Ground Floor, Gredley House E15 4BQ 30/11/2023
    Street 72 High Street BA16 0EJ 19/07/2023
    Stroud Bank Buildings GL5 3DT 26/04/2023
    Tamworth 8 Market Street B79 7LS 27/07/2023
    Tavistock Bedford Square PL19 0AQ 18/10/2023
    Thame 3 Cornmarket OX9 3YS 01/03/2023
    Tilehurst 74 School Road RG31 5ST 28/06/2023
    Tiverton 11 Fore Street EX16 6LW 10/10/2023
    Tonbridge 130 High Street TN9 1DE 09/03/2023
    Torquay 128 Newton Road TQ2 7AD 31/05/2023
    Uckfield 49 High Street TN22 1AN 08/03/2023
    Wanstead 53 High Street E11 2AB 31/10/2023
    Waterlooville 93 London Road PO7 7EG 09/03/2023
    Wednesfield  10 High Street WV11 1BF 28/02/2024
    West Kirby 10 Banks Road CH48 4LG 08/07/2024
    Westbury on Trym 13 High Street BS9 3BF 08/08/2023
    Wetherby 49 High Street LS22 6LS 09/02/2023
    Weybridge 1 High Street KT13 8UA 12/10/2023
    Whitehaven 71 Lowther Street CA28 7AH 14/03/2023
    Whitley Bay 18 Park View NE26 2TQ 20/07/2023
    Wickersley Bawtry Road S66 1JY 17/10/2023
    Wokingham 5 Broad Street RG40 1AX 09/02/2023
    Woodley 131 Crockhamwell Road RG5 3JX 05/10/2023
    Wymondham 5 Market Place NR18 0YY 01/08/2023

RBS – five branches closing or closed

Here's the full list. The one newly-announced closure is highlighted in blue:

  • RBS branch closures 2023/24

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Dingwall High Street IV15 9HF 01/11/2023
    Dundee 288 Brook Street DD5 2AP 02/11/2023
    Glasgow 23 Sauchiehall Street G2 3AD 19/11/2024
    Johnstone 8 Church Street PA5 8DX 15/08/2023
    Tranent 36 High Street EH33 1HQ 27/07/2023

Ulster Bank – 10 branches closing or closed

Here's the full list. All 10 newly-announced closures below are highlighted in blue:

  • Ulster Bank branch closures 2023/24

    Branch town Branch address Closure date
    Ballynahinch 1a Main Street BT24 8AP 28/02/2024
    Belfast 356-369 Ormeau Road BT7 3GP 20/02/2024
    Belfast 1-2 Kings Square BT5 7EA 21/02/2024
    Belfast  91-93 University Road  12/03/2024
    Crumlin 27 Main Street BT29 4UR 20/03/2024
    Downpatrick 2-8 Market Street BT30 6BU 19/11/2024
    Glengormley 2 Farmley Road BT36 7QU 13/03/2024
    Lisnaskea 186 Main Street BT92 0JF 06/03/2024
    Lurgan 14-16 Market Street BT66 6AP 05/03/2024
    Waterside 29 Clooney Terrace BT47 6AW 27/02/2024

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