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NatWest to close 23 more branches this year – here's the full list, plus alternatives

NatWest has announced it will close a further 23 bank branches between April and June this year, on top of the 43 branches that have either already closed or are set to close between January and March. Below we list the branches disappearing and what the alternatives are if you still want face-to-face banking.

Six other high street banking groups are also closing bank branches this year; read more on the closures at Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, Nationwide and Santander.

Alternative ways to bank face-to-face with NatWest

See if there's a 'mobile branch' or RBS branch near you.

NatWest runs a mobile branch service that can be found at various locations throughout the year, for up to five days at a time. The service lets you do everyday banking including making deposits, withdrawing cash and paying bills.

You can find out where your nearest mobile branch is, or when it will next be in your area, on the NatWest website.

NatWest customers can also use Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branches for everyday banking such as cash deposits and withdrawals and paying in cheques – find your nearest RBS branch.

You can access some banking services via the Post Office

Customers of most UK banks, including NatWest 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:

  • Cash/cheque deposits. 
  • Checking your balance. 
  • Withdrawing 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 currently offering cash switching incentives include: 

  • Santander  - get £200 for switching to Santander's Edge account. If you've never had a switch bonus from Santander before, you can get the free cash by switching a non-Santander group current account (includes Cahoot and Cater Allen) to a number of Santander's accounts. See Santander switch info for the options and our top pick.

  • First Direct - get £175 for switching. Newbies who switch to First Direct can get a free £175. Plus, it's well-rated for service and offers a linked regular saver paying 7% interest. To get the free cash, you can't have ever had any account with First Direct, nor have opened a current account with sister bank HSBC since January 2019.

    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.

If you can, you might want to consider online banking with NatWest

If you're able and want to start banking online or via the app, NatWest has a step-by-step guide on how to register and set up online banking.

Full list of bank branches closures announced by NatWest

All branches listed below are NatWest - Royal Bank of Scotland branches, which are part of the NatWest Group, aren't affected at this time.  Newly-announced branch closures are highlighted in white.

Branch town Branch address Closure date
Aberdeen 262 Union Street AB10 1TP 18/01/2023
Ayr 19 Miller Road KA7 2BX 12/01/2023
Beeston 19 High Road NG9 2JX 25/01/2023
Berkhamstead 119 High Street HP4 1AW 25/01/2023
Birstall 659 Loughborough Road LE4 4NT 01/06/2023
Blackpool 344 Lytham Road FY4 1DY 25/04/2023
Bootle 329 Stanley Road L20 3EH 10/05/2023
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
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
Cleethorpes Corner of Alexandra & Sea View Street DN35 8YA 07/03/2023
Clitheroe York Street BB7 2DN 15/02/2023
Colwyn Bay  2 Abergele Road LL29 7WY 17/05/2023
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
Devizes  1 Market Place SN10 1HR 08/03/2023
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
Fleet 176 Fleet Road GU51 4DE 27/04/2023
Frome 4 Market Place BA11 1AF 11/05/2023
Gerrards Cross 44 Packhorse Road SL9 8EG 21/02/2023
Glasgow 14 Blythswood Square G2 4AU 26/01/2023
Glossop Norfolk Square SK13 8BR 02/03/2023
Headington 91 London Road OX3 9AF 07/02/2023
Henley-on-Thames 18 Market Place RH9 2AP 07/02/2023
Heslington Main Street YO10 5ZB 27/04/2023
Horwich 27 Lee Lane BL6 7TG TBC
Ilkley 19 The Grove LS29 9TA 21/02/2023
Ilminster 10 East Street TA19 0AA 18/05/2023
Lewes 11 High Street BN7 2LH 11/01/2023
Llansamlet Phoenix Way SA7 9FS 25/05/2023
London 214 High Holborn WC1V 7BF 10/01/2023
London 128 Balham Road SW12 9AA 24/01/2023
London 145 Clapham High Street SW4 7SZ 26/04/2023
London 10 Marylebone High Street W1U 4BT 23/05/2023
Maidstone 197 Sutton Road ME15 9BT 04/05/2023
Market Harborough 21 St Mary's Road LE16 7DY 11/01/2023
Oxted 12 Station Road East RH8 0PR 22/02/2023
Parkstone 209 Ashley Road BH14 9DR 07/03/2023
Potters Bar 181 Darkes Lane EN6 1DL 22/02/2023
Sandbach Hightown CW11 1JY 08/02/2023
Shipley 19 Market Street BD18 3PW 23/02/2023
Sheerness 29 High Street ME12 1NU 24/05/2023
Shoreham-by-Sea 21 East Street BN43 5ZP TBC
Southsea 68 Palmerston Road PS5 3SJ 23/02/2023
Southampton 416 Bitterne Road SO18 1DT 25/04/2023
St. Neots 37 High Street PE19 1BP 28/02/2023
Stourbridge 141 High Street DY8 1BF 08/02/2023
Stroud Bank Buildings GL5 3DT 26/04/2023
Thame 3 Cornmarket OX9 3YS 01/03/2023
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
Waterlooville 93 London Road PO7 7EG 09/03/2023
Wetherby 49 High Street LS22 6LS 09/02/2023
Whitehaven 71 Lowther Street CA28 7AH 14/03/2023
Wokingham 5 Broad Street RG40 1AX 09/02/2023

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