Accessibility | NatWest International



Making our services available to everyone

We're committed to providing excellent service to everyone. We recognise that our customers have a range of needs and we're working with various groups to make sure that our services and products are completely accessible.

Services to help you

With your consent we can record details of your disability and your preferred method of contact. This information is used to ensure that we tailor our services and communicate with you in a way that suits you best.

Contact your branch and let us know how we can help.

Making things a little easier

In branch
Improving our branches to make access easier for everyone...

We've been improving our branches to make access easier for everyone. We assess our branches' physical accessibility and look for improvement opportunities as part of future refurbishment schemes. Where possible, all of our new and refurbished branches have been designed with the following features:


  • Automatic or power assisted doors
  • Layout and signage designed with suitable colour contrast to assist our partially sighted customers

Hearing induction loops
We have hearing induction loops in all of our branches, in addition to providing fixed loops on some of our counter positions.

Cash machines
We've added accessibility features to our cash machines and introduced Talking ATMs...

Where possible, our newer cash machines have been installed at a height suitable for wheelchair access.


All of our cash machines have audible tone prompts after each key depression. The keyboards on our new cash machines also have the following features:


  • Raised dot on number 5
  • Coloured keys for entry and error
  • A depression in the middle of each key, making it easier to press

We've also introduced Talking ATMs (TATMs). Anyone can use this functionality, and it's designed to help visually impaired customers use ATMs safely and securely.


How do Talking ATMs work?
To use the Talking ATMs, you need to have a set of ear phones which you plug into the ATM. You will hear instructions on how to use the machine and what to do to get started. You need to activate the audio functionality by pressing the number 5 on the keypad before inserting your card. The machine will voice out what you need to do and the options to press on the ATM keypad to make your choices. The screen will go blank to provide you with privacy so none of your details are visible.


What can I use a Talking ATM for?

Talking ATMs support the following transactions:


  • Balance
  • Cash
  • Cash with receipt
  • Mini Statement
  • Emergency Cash

Please ask a branch member to help with this service next time you are at a branch.

For customers with visual impairments we provide the following services...

For customers with visual impairment, we can provide correspondence and statements in large print, upon request.

We work to make our website more accessible with features such as shortkeys to help you...

Our website and online banking should work with all major screen reader software. If you are using screen reader software while accessing online banking, you may prefer not to have your screen refreshed so that your software has sufficient time to read the contents of a screen without interruption. To help with this, we have introduced a feature where a user can choose to not have their screen refreshed.


Our website will work with the accessibility options in iOS and Android for tablet and mobile users.


Website shortkeys


Alt on Windows
Ctrl + ⌥ Opt on Mac

Firefox & Safari
Alt+Shift on Windows
Ctrl+⌥ Opt on Mac

Internet Explorer 8 and above

Alt on Windows
For links, you need Alt + Access Key focused on the element along with Enter to activate


Website access keys
H - Load homepage
A - Load accessibility page
N or S - Skip to the main navigation on a page

Online banking access keys

0 (zero) - Return to start of a screen / access key details
M - Skip to menu
S - Skip to main contents
O - Skip to accessibility

Banking My Way

Banking My Way is a free service that allows you to record information about the support or adjustments you need to make banking easier. You can also let us know any additional support you may need to ensure all of our colleagues are aware of this. The information will be shared on our internal systems and therefore you will not need to repeat these requirements every time you interact with us.

You can record this through Online Banking or with our colleagues in branches or telephony teams.

More about Banking My Way
Find out more about our accessibility options
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