NatWest, officially registered as the National Westminster Bank PLC, is a UK based bank providing retail and commercial banking services. They are now part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group since 2000, and based on their assets rank as one of the world’s top 10 largest banks.
With a network of 1,400 high street branches and 3,400 cash dispensing machines throughout Great Britain, it is regarded as one of the Big Four clearing banks. They also operate in Ireland through its subsidiary Ulster Bank. They pride themselves on their customer service, and if you require any help with NatWest products, the NatWest phone number for customer service is 0844 372 1676. NatWest also offers a 24-hour Actionline phone number and a comprehensive online banking system for its customers. However if you do need to contact NatWest Bank for any banking enquiry, the NatWest contact number 0844 372 1676 will put you through to the right people to help.
The History of NatWest
Dating back to 1658, the origins of NatWest bank began with the founding of Smith’s Bank in Nottingham. Through the merger of National Provincial Bank and the Westminster Bank in 1968, the modern-day NatWest was formed and began trading as National Westminster Bank Limited in 1970. The National Westminster Bank SA was established in 1988, taking over other banking international branches in France and Monaco and then in 1989 an act of parliament merged the International Westminster Bank into the National Westminster Bank. The bank made history in 1980 by building the iconic National Westminster Tower in London, as their international headquarters. It remained the tallest building in the UK for the next ten years.
The stock market crash of 1987 prevented any expansion as other banking sectors collapsed. This led to subsidiaries being sold on and the NatWest group being restyled. Concentrating on its core domestic business, NatWest made history again in 1999 when its merger with Legal and General was the first between bank and insurance company in UK history. Due to this, share prices fell and this reduced NatWest’s market capitalisation. Making history again in early 2000, NatWest was taken over by the Royal Bank of Scotland, making the Royal Bank of Scotland group the second largest bank in the UK and Europe and the 5th largest in the world by market capitalisation. The group is also the 13th largest business in the world. With such a complicated history, you may be wondering, how do I contact NatWest customer service? Luckily, the NatWest customer service number 0844 372 1676 will connect you to the right people to handle your query.
NatWest Bank Today
Today, NatWest remain part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and offer a range of banking and insurance services to personal, business and commercial customers with more than 7.5 million personal customers and more than 850,000 small business accounts. They are one of the best mortgage lenders in the country, winning the Your Mortgage Magazines Best Bank for Mortgages award 13 out of 17 times – more than any other lender.
NatWest’s customer service number 0844 372 1676 will connect you to the bank if you need any information or guidance on the banking or insurance services they offer. NatWest also offers a range of current accounts, savings accounts and ISA’s for investment purposes as well as credit cards and loans. If you’re searching for travel, car, home, life or personal insurance NatWest have this covered and even offer a travel money service. Mobile branches are available in certain parts of the UK, and NatWest provides an emergency cash service, which gives access to money without a credit or debit card from a NatWest, Bank of Scotland or Ulster cash machine in case of any issue locating your card.
The NatWest website offers a range of support, frequently asked questions and an online community, as well as an online chat system. However, if you prefer to talk to someone over the phone, which is often the most convenient way, the contact number for NatWest is 0844 372 1676. Their phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. So if you have any problems or queries they will be happy to help you.