The axe is hanging over Royal Bank of Scotland staff after unions revealed plans to cut around 600 jobs from branches.
A total of 600 jobs are expected to go with 32 branches closed and opening hours cut at others in the latest jobs cull at the state-backed lender.
While specific details of closures have not been revealed, 400 of the roles to be cut will be across the Midlands, East and the North, according to trade union Unite.
Lyn Turner, Unite regional officer, said 94 branches would see hours reduced in the Midlands and East.
She said: “With job losses across the country and surviving branches on reduced hours, there’s no doubt this latest round of cuts will hurt the bank’s customers as well as our members.
“With every branch closure, NatWest is slamming its doors on another community, dangerously undermining the bank’s long-term future.”
RBS was not immediately available for comment.
Its latest job losses mean RBS has axed 1,500 roles so far this year as it looks to trim costs and stem losses.
The taxpayer-backed lender racked up its eighth year in a row of annual losses in 2015, posting a deficit of £2 billion.
As well as its efforts to make savings, RBS is also shutting branches as more people bank online - a trend changing the entire UK retail banking industry.
The jobs gloom comes after RBS revealed in February that chief executive Ross McEwan saw his annual pay package double to £3.8 million last year thanks to long-term incentive share payouts.
But he did not take a £1 million “role-based” incentive for the second year in a row and the bank cut its overall bonus pool by 11 per cent to £373 million for 2015.