The NatWest group has announced that it plans to close more branches across England, Scotland and Wales in next year.

The closures include branches of NatWest and RBS banks.

In total 19 high street bank branches will close, including 18 NatWest banks and one Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Glasgow.

This is the full list of NatWest and RBS bank branches set to close next year.

RBS branches to close

The Glasgow branch of RBS on Sauchiehall Street will close on November 19

NatWest branches to close

These are the 18 NatWest bank branches set to close for good in February and March next year:

  • London – Chiswick High Road – February 20
  • Redcar – High Street East – February 20
  • Bradford – New Line – February 21
  • Surbiton – Victoria Road – February 21
  • Bakewell – Water Lane – February 22
  • Greenwich – Greenwich Church Street – February 22
  • Ormskirk – Moor Street – February 27
  • London – Station Parade – February 27
  • Morecambe – Marine Road Central – February 28
  • Wednesfield – High Street – February 28
  • Pontypridd – Taff Street – February 29
  • Rickmansworth – High Street – February 29
  • Birmingham – Bristol Road South – March 5
  • Liverpool – Prescot Road – March 5
  • London – Piccadilly – March 6
  • Rochester – High Street – March 6
  • Dudley – Castle Street – March 7
  • Maldon – High Street – March 7

So far in 2023 alone, banks have announced the closure of 578 branches across the UK.

The largest number of closures announced this year have been Barclays branches. The bank has said 185 of its sites are set to shut.

NatWest is second with 116 branches, followed by Lloyds (112), Halifax (72), Virgin Money (40), Bank of Scotland (28), Ulster Bank (10), TSB (nine), RBS (five), and Nationwide (one).

It comes as the average number of transactions made over the counter at NatWest Group branches fell 60% in the four years to January 2023. Customers have chosen to use mobile apps instead.

NatWest said: “As with many industries, most of our customers are shifting to mobile and online banking, because it’s faster and easier for people to manage their financial lives.

“We understand and recognise that digital solutions aren’t right for everyone or every situation, and that when we close branches we have to make sure that no-one is left behind.

“We take our responsibility seriously to support the people who face challenges in moving online, so we are investing to provide them with support and alternatives that work for them.”