Another Stockport bank closes as NatWest axe Cheadle Hulme branch


Stockport is to lose yet another bank with NatWest announcing that their Cheadle Hulme branch is to close. The news follows on from the same bank closing its Romiley branch and just days later Lloyds also announced the closure of its bank in Woodley Precinct.
NatWest have cited the reasons for the closure as a fall in customers through the doors of the familiar Tudor building on Station Road, saying that it now only serves up to 50 customers per week – down over 30% in the last five years – and that more than half of these are already using other branches.
It is thought that customers are also now doing much of their banking online.
The Cheadle Hulme branch, on Station Road, will close on Tuesday, July 19 and the Romiley branch, on Compstall Road, will close on Thursday, July 28.
The branch’s cash machines will also be taken out of service as part of the closures. Customers are being advised to use the Bramhall branch of NatWest.
Meanwhile, the Heald Green branch of NatWest has reduced its hours by opening at 10am.