A FORMER bank has gone up for sale.

Natwest shut its Knutsford branch earlier this year, leaving the town without any physical banks.

Now, the Grade II listed building it occupied has been listed for sale by Barker Proudlove.

“The property occupies a very prominent location on the western side of King Street and in the middle of the prime retail pitch,” the listing reads.

The 4,951 square foot property, 82 King Street, dates back to around 1800 and is on the market for offers in the region of £800,000.

Spread over four floors, the property also comes with a garden and a four space car park.

It has been vacant since Natwest shut down the branch on August 2.

Customers described the decision as ‘disgraceful’ and took to social media to vent their anger and disappointment.

One resident said: "It's disgraceful. No banks left in Knutsford now, forcing people to bank online."

Another customer added: “I’ve been with Natwest for over 50 years and the branch in Knutsford has been the one reason I haven’t changed banks.”

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Natwest said the decision to close the branch came after seeing transactions for personal customers fall by 40 per cent between January 2019 and January 2022.

The branch was used by just nine personal customers and 166 business customers on a regular basis in 2021.

A Natwest spokesman said: “As with many industries, most of our customers are shifting to mobile and online banking, because it’s faster and easier for people to manage their financial lives.

“We understand and recognise that digital solutions aren’t right for everyone or every situation, and that when we close branches we have to make sure that no one is left behind.

“We take our responsibility seriously to support the people who face challenges in moving online, so we are investing to provide them with support and alternatives that work for them.”