Bradford Metro Bank is helping new students attending Bradford College with simple, practical guidance about how to set up a bank account and navigate managing their own finances. Colleagues from the Market Street store will be on hand at the Freshers’ Fair in which they will have a stall on September 20th to help young people on their first financial journey.
“College students will be taking their first steps into adulthood, having a bank account for saving and spending is an important step to help them with independence,” commented Michelle Aherne, Assistant Store Manager, Bradford Metro Bank. “It’s simple and hassle free process, students can come in and chat with a real person who can explain how the bank account works, there is no start-up fee and customers often walk away with a bank account on the same day.
“All you’ll need is proof of identity which is as simple as a valid UK/EU passport, full or provisional driving licence or Biometric Residence Permit and in some situations a proof of address. If you are under 18 and do not have photographic ID, but have a birth certificate, we can accept this as proof of identity as long as you have a parent or guardian present who has the relevant documentation as well.
“Once we can prove identity, the account opening is unbelievably easy and hassle free. We not only print our cards in store, but also, as we are open seven days a week, evenings and weekends - students can pop in with no appointment needed.. Being able to print our cards instantly in store is a real bonus and many students love this feature”.
Metro Bank’s Bradford store can be found at 5 Market Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD1 1EG. The store is open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm. Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Bradford Metro Bank is also part of the Safe Space scheme – the store is available to anyone experiencing, or at risk of domestic abuse, providing the opportunity to safely call a helpline, support service or loved one.