Residents have expressed their outrage after another banking company announced plans to scale back with the closure of dozens of branches.

Natwest are reportedly set to close 80 bank branches this year.

Amongst those set to be shuttered is Bracknell's branch on High Street.

The branch will be closing in September after visits instore fell.

In a report on Natwest's Bracknell performance, it is stated: “With the ease of mobile and online banking fewer people are coming into the bank.

"This means we’ve had to make some tough choices about which can stay open. So, we want to make sure that we keep the branches people are using most."

According to data from Natwest average counter transactions in the Bracknell branch have reduced by 64 per cent between January 2019 and January 2023.

It also revealed that only three people used the branch weekly and 120 business customers used the branch monthly.

The bank branch, located at 5 High Street will close on September 4. 

Following the closure, Bracknell customers can do everyday banking transactions at any Post Office.

Robert Powell was not happy to hear the news, stating: "Well, Natwest say it’s a hard decision but my decision is easy as they have now closed Woodley as well, so I’ll be opening a Nationwide account and transferring my money to them.

"I would urge others to think about how Natwest treat the customers that bailed them out only a few years ago."

In October last year, Natwest closed their Woodley branch despite locals signing a petition against the closure.

Now, Natwest also plans to close the Stains and Slough High Street branches.

Jean Dodwell said she will be changing bank. "Pushback is the only way to send a strong message."

While Tony Brigden quipped: "You can't bank on them these days."

Others have remarked on how long queues will be in Post Offices to use their banking services.

Meanwhile, George Froud said: "The thing is, people don't use these places but as always, there is somehow a big surprise and shock when they announce they're closing. Either use it or lose it.

"When was the last time anyone here had to physically go into a bank? I don't think I have needed to go to a bank in about five years."

Clare Dowling replied stating it is a huge loss for charities and many older people who cannot access technology.

"I like human interaction, specifically when it comes to my money," said Stuart Bambury.

Other residents have expressed frustration that they weren't notified of the closure.