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NatWest to close more branches – with two Black Country towns impacted

NatWest Group has announced that it plans to close another 19 branches – including in Wednesfield and Dudley.

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Natwest in Dudley

The branch in Wednesfield, on High Street, will close on February 28.

NatWest will also close its branch in Dudley, on Castle Street, on March 7 and in Birmingham, on Bristol Road South, on March 5.

NatWest Group said it will shut 18 NatWest branches and one Royal Bank of Scotland set.

All the NatWest sites will close in either the latter part of February or early March, the bank said.

The one RBS branch that is set to close is on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow, though it will stay open until November 19 next year.

There has been a massive exodus of branches from the high street in recent years.

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.