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Last bank to leave Chipping Sodbury

Published on: 19 Dec 2017

CHIPPING Sodbury will lose its last bank when NatWest closes its branch in the town in the spring.

The bank is one of 197 branches around the country set to be closed by NatWest in May and June.

The bank said it proposed to shut the Chipping Sodbury branch on May 30.

After then, customers will have to go to Yate to the nearest alternative branch.

However, NatWest said everyday banking services could be done at local post offices.

The bank said: “Closing a branch is a decision we take very seriously. A broad range of local factors are considered and contribute to our decision-making process.”

It said more people were choosing to do their banking online, with a mobile banking app or over the phone. 

NatWest said that meant some branches were being used a lot less than they used to be.

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