THE ANNOUNCEMENT of 259 branch closures today has signalled the end for Sandhurst's remaining bank.

This morning the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which runs Natwest outlets, announced it would scrap a quarter of its stores.

Amongst them is the one in Sandhurst.

When it goes, the town will be bankless, leaving customers to switch companies and travel almost two miles to the Lloyds in Yateley, or visit the Natwest in Camberley.

An RBS spokesperson said: "More and more of our customers are choosing to do their everyday banking online or on mobile.

"Since 2014 the number of customers using our branches across the UK has fallen by 40 per cent and mobile transactions have increased by 73 per cent over the same period. Over 5 million customers now use our mobile banking app and one in five only bank with us digitally.

"We realise this is difficult news for our colleagues and we are doing everything we can to support those affected."