Anger over NatWest bank branch closure in Bilston
In June this year, a branch of NatWest in Bilston will be closed and the customers left without a bank.
Bilston has a large contingent of independent businesses and this will be a great loss and inconvenience to them, and also to any residents which consist of a goodly amount of the elderly, myself included.
One of the main reasons stated is a fall in the numbers using the branches, which was actually encouraged by the banks themselves in pointing people/businesses towards internet banking.
Our account is with NatWest and they inform us that it is to be transferred to the Wolverhampton city centre branch.
This entails a round trip of over 20 miles, plus finding a parking place which is within reasonable walking distance of the bank.
The Bilston branch staff are friendly, helpful and very experienced and deserve better, as do the residents and businesses.