NatWest is ending 144 years of tradition by opening branches on bank holidays.
The lender, part of Royal Bank of Scotland, is trailing the idea at 31 of its busiest outlets this Bank Holiday Monday (May 4).
The firm, rescued by taxpayers’ money in 2008, says it’s responding to what customers want.
Jane Howard, head of branch and private banking, said: “Whether it’s for a mortgage or just to reflect on their finances, we’re here to help.”
Staff will be paid double time for working, the bank said.
Bank holidays became law in 1871 to give bank workers time off, with other firms depending on them following suit.
The NatWest/RBS branches open in London on bank holidays are:
- Regent Street
- White City (Westfield)
- Watford Town Centre
- Stratford (Westfield)
- Islington Angel
- Tottenham Court Road
- Croydon Whitgift Centre
All branches are open from 10am to 3.30pm.
Originally published on Mirror Online.