Worthing bank to close next year

Natwest said the move was because of low numbers of customers coming into branch. Picture: Google Maps/Google Streetview
Natwest said the move was because of low numbers of customers coming into branch. Picture: Google Maps/Google Streetview
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A Worthing branch of Natwest will close next year due to low numbers of customers.

Natwest announced today that the Goring Road branch would close in May 2018.

A Natwest spokesman said: “Since 2012 we have seen the way in which people use NatWest Worthing 38 Goring Road branch change dramatically, with now 87 per cent of customers already banking in other ways locally.

“Transactions in NatWest Worthing 38 Goring Road branch have reduced by 40 per cent since 2012 with now only 56 customers visiting the branch on a weekly basis. 59 per cent of customers are now choosing to bank digitally with us on a regular basis instead.

“We provide a range of alternative ways to bank, tailored to the needs of our customers and reflective of the way they live their lives.”

The bank said it was committed to helping customers, recommending its online and mobile services.

The nearest Natwest branch is in South Street, 1.7 miles away.