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.
24 November 2023
36,000 NatWest and RBS customers owed overdraft refunds
Some 36,000 RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers will be refunded a total of £2.2 million
3 June 2020
MPs launch inquiry into banking IT failures
An influential group of MPs has launched an inquiry into IT failures at financial institutions, after a series of major outages this year at several different banks
22 November 2018
Bank switches topped 950,000 in past year - here are the winners and losers
Almost one million current account switches took place in the last 12 months
25 July 2018
First VERTICAL £5 and £10 notes to enter circulation
Ulster Bank has revealed the UK's first vertical banknotes, which are due to enter circulation next year
24 May 2018
Ulster Bank to wipe credit searches on savings account applicants after 'incorrect credit scoring'
Ulster Bank is working to remove hard searches from the credit files of those who have applied for its eSavings account
15 September 2017
Applying for an Ulster Bank savings account? It could mark your credit file
Savers have been surprised to find applying for a savings account with Ulster Bank could mark their credit file
24 August 2017
More providers to offer Help to Buy ISAs
HSBC, Aldermore, Clydesdale Bank, and Newcastle Building Society are the latest to say they'll offer Help to Buy ISAs
23 November 2015
NatWest/RBS glitch: Full Q&A as wages, benefits and more go missing
Natwest, RBS, Coutts and Ulster have admitted a number of customer payments are 'missing'
17 June 2015
Charge-free basic bank accounts unveiled
A basic bank account with no fees for failed payments has been unveiled by the Government today
15 December 2014
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