Which? responds to latest round of RBS bank branch closures

Which? responds to the Royal Bank of Scotland’s announcement that it is to close 162 bank branches across England and Wales.

Gareth Shaw, Which? Money Expert, said:

“As RBS pushes ahead with plans to close yet more bank branches, it’s vital that it ensures all consumers have access to everyday banking services, no matter where they live. Branch closures are happening at an alarming pace, with almost two thousand having closed since 2015 alone, so communities will rightly be concerned by this latest announcement.

“At a time when changes to the funding of free-to-use ATMs are threatening machines across the UK with closure, consumers must have assurances that they can continue to access the financial services and cash they need.”