Economy

Four Lincolnshire NatWest branches to close in 2018

Four Lincolnshire NatWest branches to close in 2018

Natwest is closing five branches in Norfolk.

A spokeswoman for RBS said that the decision to do so was based on lack of use by customers, who, she said are using digital and other options more regularly.

The bank announced today that the branch would close on June 6, 2018.

"Transactions in the branch have reduced by 4pc since 2012 with now only 68 customers visiting the branch on a weekly basis".

"We have a national agreement with the Post Office to provide our customers with a range of banking services".

As part of this, our new Community Banker provides customers with personal assistance and support to access our non-cash services, as well as help with achieving their financial plans and goals - replicating numerous services available in our branches.

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The Littlehampton branch of Natwest will close next year due to low numbers of customers. In the first half of 2017, there were 1.1 billion mobile and online transactions carried out by our customers: "an increase of 41 per cent since 2014".

A spate of bank closures have been announced across the Peterborough area.

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Porthcawl May 18; Cowbridge June 4; Maesteg June 13; Pencoed June 18; Talbot Green June 25. Cowbridge is recognised as one of the most vibrant towns in Wales and I have significant concern that the branch closure will put strain on local business owners and residents who will now have to travel almost seven miles to their closest branch. Our contact centres are open 24/7 and teams are trained to answer nearly every query at first point of contact.

Ahead of a meeting between the two governments expected on Monday, Mr Wheelhouse wrote: "I call on the United Kingdom government to establish and enforce a guaranteed minimum level of service provision for essential banking services, recognising the importance of continued access to banking for communities across Scotland, and across the United Kingdom".

The nearest branch, Great Yarmouth Market Place, is 2.6 miles away. They will be able to work flexibly to support customers, including holding customer appointments in community locations and at customer homes where necessary.