Metro Bank Arrives In Manchester

Date: 05/12/2019
Author: Mo Naqvi
Company: Metro Bank

Seven-day-a-week, early until late, 362-days-a-year banking to arrive in city centre

• More than 2,500 safe deposit boxes available for reservation now
• Grand opening celebrations on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 December at Manchester’s new Metro Bank store on 45 Market Street in Manchester Arndale

Metro Bank is known for its exceptional customer service, is soon to open its 72nd store in the heart of Manchester city centre on Market Street. Metro Bank offers customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that’s face-to-face banking in store, on the phone, online or via its mobile app. According to analysis from Which, the North West has seen the highest number of bank closures in the UK, with more than 400 branches closing since 2015. Metro Bank is proud to be bucking this trend by opening this new store.

To mark the occasion, Metro Bank is inviting businesses, residents and four-legged friends to a two-day grand opening party. The fun will kick off at 8am on Friday 13 December, with entertainment including stilt walkers, a DJ, free manicures and face painting. Customers will be welcomed by the new store’s Local Director, John Kennedy and Store Manager, Natalie Meade.

The city centre store will offer business, personal and private banking services to the local community, from early in the morning until late at night, seven-days-a-week. Metro Bank is known for its exceptional customer service and recently achieved the top spot in the CMA’s Service Quality Survey. Customers will be able to visit the store, with no appointment needed, and open a personal or business account on-the-spot, leaving with their debit card in hand, along with internet and mobile banking set-up

The dog-friendly bank has created around 25 new jobs for local people and will have more than 2,500 safe deposit boxes for customers to store their valuables with access seven days a week. Boxes are available to be reserved now.

Local businesses will benefit from Local Business Managers, Mo Naqvi and Sarah Baker who will be ready to help them run and grow their enterprises, as well as having free access to the Forum of Private Business’ wealth of bespoke resources and free use of the store’s meeting space. Metro Bank Manchester will become a hub for the community, hosting a range of business events and charity fundraisers for local people throughout the year.

The store will be located at 45 Market Street & Unit 4/5 Arndale, Manchester, M1 1WR, and will offer free coin counting facilities for children and adults alike.

The store will also deliver its free financial education programme, Money Zone, to schools and youth groups in the area. The National Curriculum approved training, which is provided through classroom and store-based sessions, has already supported more than 100,000 children across the UK with their financial literacy.

All stores are open at the most convenient time for local people from 8am to 8pm Monday to Fridays, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays, 362 days a year.