BREAKING - Eastwood bank announces branch closure

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A branch of Natwest bank will close in Eastwood in September, it has been revealed.

Natwest said the branch on Nottingham Road will close due to more customers choosing to bank online.

The bank will close on September 21.

Dale Bihari media campaigns manager said: “We are communicating with our customers affected by the closure and proactively contacting vulnerable and regular branch customers. We have listened closely to feedback from local communities and have extended the time between announcing our decision and the branch closure to six months. This has been done in order to ensure our customers have time to consider the right banking options for them.”

The branch said it has ‘created a specialist taskforce’ of staff who will help educate customers who are unfamiliar with using online and mobile banking until it closes.

Between 2010 and 2015, mobile and online transactions increased by over 400 per cent and mobile transactions have increased by 1,350 per cent, the company said.

Since 2011, the bank has also seen the number of transactions at the Eastwood branch decline by 19 per cent.