Acomb NatWest branch to shut

Acomb NatWest  branch to shut

Acomb NatWest branch to shut

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NATWEST has announced it is to close its Acomb branch on June 11.

The bank said in a letter to customers that the closure decision had been a difficult one, but more and more customers were opting to use alternative methods of banking, such as online.

As a result, the number of people using the branch had dropped significantly.

The bank said customers could still use an ATM at Tesco Express, Acomb Wood, or any other NatWest branch, such as one in York city centre.

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3:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

mel_drew says...

When Barclays closed their Acomb branch I thought that, after fifty years with that morally bankrupt load of shysters, I'd look to change to a more ethical, customer focussed bank. Well, that was a forlorn hope, wasn't it? The alternatives with branches in Acomb were all just as bad. NatWest was a possibility, but their very action in closing the branch shows that their customer focus is zero. And the other branches there are probably going to follow suit before long.

Personally I could cope with internet banking if I had to, but as someone liable to go belly up before too long, I'd be leaving a computer illiterate wife who simply couldn't manage it. And there are a stack of pensioners of my acquaintance who don't have a computer or a mobile phone and, in some cases, can't even afford the associated costs of running them.

Bl@@dy banks.
When Barclays closed their Acomb branch I thought that, after fifty years with that morally bankrupt load of shysters, I'd look to change to a more ethical, customer focussed bank. Well, that was a forlorn hope, wasn't it? The alternatives with branches in Acomb were all just as bad. NatWest was a possibility, but their very action in closing the branch shows that their customer focus is zero. And the other branches there are probably going to follow suit before long. Personally I could cope with internet banking if I had to, but as someone liable to go belly up before too long, I'd be leaving a computer illiterate wife who simply couldn't manage it. And there are a stack of pensioners of my acquaintance who don't have a computer or a mobile phone and, in some cases, can't even afford the associated costs of running them. Bl@@dy banks. mel_drew
  • Score: 5

4:10pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Fabius the Delayer says...

Dear customer
It appears we can make the same money from you without the inconvenience of maintaining a Building, Employing people from your vicinity nor contributing in anyway whatsoever to local rates council tax and the local economy ( which will inevitably mean your taxes will rise or your service fall)
Ho yes, As soon as we can get away with it were going to start charging you for using the cash machines. double bubble for us Jack for you.
Dear customer It appears we can make the same money from you without the inconvenience of maintaining a Building, Employing people from your vicinity nor contributing in anyway whatsoever to local rates council tax and the local economy ( which will inevitably mean your taxes will rise or your service fall) Ho yes, As soon as we can get away with it were going to start charging you for using the cash machines. double bubble for us Jack for you. Fabius the Delayer
  • Score: 9

4:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Thecynic says...

How much are the banks making? - Remind me again!

They make their money by providing a 'service' don't they?
I'd like to see the local shopkeepers try to pay their daily takings in, over the internet.
How much are the banks making? - Remind me again! They make their money by providing a 'service' don't they? I'd like to see the local shopkeepers try to pay their daily takings in, over the internet. Thecynic
  • Score: 5

5:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Yeller Belly says...

Hopefully they can convert this into a much needed charity shop.
Hopefully they can convert this into a much needed charity shop. Yeller Belly
  • Score: 7

6:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

MouseHouse says...

Check out the legal responsibilities of aBoard of Directors. It says they must put the interests of the shareholders first. They have no obligation whatsoever to run a branch in Acomb, Bolsover, Clapham Junction or anywhere else.

If you don't like that bad luck as the country is rampant with free market capitalists, all with the same approach to business.

If you want to do something about this then get out and vote against any party espousing capitalism.
Check out the legal responsibilities of aBoard of Directors. It says they must put the interests of the shareholders first. They have no obligation whatsoever to run a branch in Acomb, Bolsover, Clapham Junction or anywhere else. If you don't like that bad luck as the country is rampant with free market capitalists, all with the same approach to business. If you want to do something about this then get out and vote against any party espousing capitalism. MouseHouse
  • Score: -1

11:04am Wed 26 Mar 14

roskoboskovic says...

i love the way that natwest say that customers can use other branches such as the city centre one.these people are priceless and don t know the meaning of customer care.if you thought that the acomb branch is bad you should use the heslington one.staff stand behind the counter and watch whilst one counter is open and customers queue to the door.they don t want customers to use branches but want everyone online.
i love the way that natwest say that customers can use other branches such as the city centre one.these people are priceless and don t know the meaning of customer care.if you thought that the acomb branch is bad you should use the heslington one.staff stand behind the counter and watch whilst one counter is open and customers queue to the door.they don t want customers to use branches but want everyone online. roskoboskovic
  • Score: 1

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