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Consumers&#39 Group applauds NatWest

The Consumers&#39 Association is applauding the decision by Natwest to drop direct charges on their cash machines.

The high street bank announced last week that they will not charge non-members fees for using their machines. They also say customers will not have disloyalty fees levied against them for using other bank&#39s cash machines.

NatWest&#39s decision is the latest in a long line to join its competitors in not charging fees. Abbey National also announced last week it is lobbying for no cash machine fees to be charged at all.

Consumers&#39 Association senior public affairs officer Louise Hanson says: “This is a major victory for consumers as one of the big four banks agrees to drop charges for ATM withdrawals. Consumer&#39s Association has always campaigned against bank&#39s plans to introduce direct charges for ATM transactions as we see them as anti-competitive and anti-consumer.”


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