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Full list of next 18 Royal Bank of Scotland bank branches shutting down


The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the closure of 18 of its bank branches across the UK.

The NatWest group announced its intention to shut down a fifth of its UK branches “within months”.

These closures will affect the job of 105 employees but there will “no further review” of the branch network until at least 2026.

These are the latest in a long list of UK banks shutting down highstreet branches in favour of pushing online banking.

Since February 2022 – when a voluntary agreement saw the major banking groups commit to assessing the impact of every closure – 1,426 banks have either shut or announced their intention to close.

A Royal Bank of Scotland spokesperson said: “Our customers are using digital banking more than ever before – over 80 percent of our active current account holders now use our digital services and over 97 percent of retail accounts with us are now opened online.

“While we are increasingly engaging our customers digitally, our branch network remains important to us. We commit to no further review of our Royal Bank of Scotland branch network until at least 2026.

“We are also significantly investing in refreshing our network – we are investing £10.5m in our branch network across Scotland, from 2023-24, as well as continuing to invest in shared solutions like the Post Office and banking hubs.”

“Digital banking continues to provide new and inclusive ways of allowing the overwhelming majority of our individual and business customers, including the elderly and vulnerable, to bank with us in ways that they weren’t able to before.

“But we know that a small number of people are not yet comfortable with it, which is why we are proactively reaching out to support them with this transition, having made over 200,000 calls last year. We also have experts that they can speak to for support and guidance.”

Which Royal Bank of Scotland branches are closing?

Aberdeen St. Nicholas

Bathgate

Cumbernauld Tay Walk

Dundee Kingsway Circus

East Kilbride

Edinburgh Bruntsfield

Edinburgh Leith

Edinburgh Nicolson Street

Glasgow Cardonald

Glasgow Charing Cross West

Glasgow Rutherglen West

Helensburgh

Inverness Chief Office

Inverness Eastgate

Largs

New Deer

Newbridge

Wishaw

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