Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy has now met officials of NatWest to discuss the bank's planned closure of its branch in Brigg Market Place during June 2018.
The MP raised the concerns expressed by many local customers who are his constituents.
He says that bank bosses "were clear that the decision has been made and that the closure is final."
However, Andrew says there are four ways in which NatWest will provide "alternative provisions" for their customers in the Brigg area.
  • Natwest TechXperts will be on hand at the branch to help customers get set up and use Online and Mobile banking.
  • NatWest will provide a mobile branch in Brigg following the closure, operating once a week. Customers - personal and business -  will be able to use the mobile branch for cashing cheques, making account deposits, paying bills and other general account and product inquiries.
  • NatWest banking services will remain available at the Post Office, just a few yards away at the rear of Martin's shop on Wrawby Street, allowing customers to access a range of banking services.
  • Natwest will provide a Community Banker for Brigg, offering people assistance and advice about their personal banking. The location of the Community Banker has yet to be determined.
Mr Percy says he raised his concerns about the building "and how it may be  offered for sale."
He says it IS owned by NatWest and the bank has offered to work with the council "to look at how it is offered for sale."
Andrew stresses: "If it has to close, we want to ensure, as much as we can, that it is used in the future in a way that supports the vision we have for the town."
Brigg & Goole MP Andrew Percy who has met officials from NatWest  about future banking provision in Brigg town centre. PICTURE BY KEN HARRISON, BRIGG MATTERS MAGAZINE.