Bank shuts down in Corsham

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bank shuts down in Corsham Bank shuts down in Corsham

Natwest has announced its intention to close its bank branch on Corsham’s High Street.

The bank has confirmed the Pickwick Road branch, which it says has only 45 regular customers a week, will close on July 25.

Customers will be able to check balances and pay bills from the Post Office on the High Street, and the branch’s free cash machine will stay in place.

Spokesman Sarah Binnie said: “The number of customers using this branch has dropped by 25 per cent over the last few years as more and more of them use alternative ways of banking with us.”

NatWest says it will look to redeploy the branch’s three staff but can not rule out redundancies.

The Corsham Chamber of Commerce president, Sue Stockley, said the loss of Natwest would be another blow for the town.

She said: “Most of our traders probably bank online now, but it is a shame to lose it. It was bad enough when Barclays went, but now we are down to two.”

The nearest alternative Natwest branch is in Chippenham.

Lloyds Bank and HSBC are now the only banks to have a presence in the town.

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