Further bank closures in Rushden as TSB announces it’s quitting the town


Following our report of the NatWest in Rushden closing its branch, The Reporter can reveal today that the TBS branch in the town is also shutting its doors.

The historic building in High Street will close as a TSB branch on 21 April 22.

This will follow the NatWest closure in March next year.

The TSB website reports: “The way customers bank with us is changing, with the vast majority of everyday transactions now being made digitally.

“Over 2.2 million of our customers now choose to bank online, and over 1.6 million use our Mobile Banking App.

“Even before COVID-19 customers were choosing other ways to bank with us, and we now have 44 per cent using services at our cash machines and 24 per cent using a Post Office.

“We have supported over 1.1 million customers through our online chat service, and our customers continue to use our telephone and new video banking services.

“We remain committed to face-to-face services through a branch network that covers the whole country, and over 90 per cent of our customers are within a 20-minute drive to their closest branch.

” However, we need to make sure our branches meet the current and future needs of our customers, so we’ve looked carefully at our branches and how they are used, and we’ve taken the decision to close some of them.”

The closure will be one of 70 TSB branches across the country to go.