Nationwide will close four of its processing hubs

Nationwide Building Society has confirmed plans to move from six processing centres to two, resulting in the closure of centres in Birmingham, Chester, Doncaster, and Newcastle.

Mortgage Strategy first revealed in April that the UK’s largest society was considering a move to two centres with all broker mortgage processing to be done at the Northampton and Glasgow sites.

Some 145 staff are affected but a spokeswoman for Nationwide says it is difficult to confirm how many redundancies will result as employees may be redeployed to other parts of the business. Staff were notified last Thursday, shortly before an email was sent to brokers alerting them to the changes.

The closures will be carried out in stages, with all four sites to be closed by the end of August.