Metro Bank, the community bank, recently welcomed Fleur Anderson, Member of Parliament for Putney to its High Street store.
Hosted by Metro Bank’s Local Director, George Norcliffe, Fleur enjoyed a tour of the bank including the safe deposit boxes, while George explained about the Bank’s community focus, relationship banking and its aim to exceed expectations on service.
George explained how his team supported local businesses, including SMEs and charities. “Our relationship-based approach really helps businesses thrive and sets us apart from other high-street banks,” explains George Norcliffe, Putney Metro Bank’s Local Director. “We also talked about our commitment to the high street and the important role banks play in the health of the high street. We discussed the many ways in which we proactively engage with and support the local community and the genuine need for access to cash and face to face banking services.”
Fleur was keen to talk about the cost of living challenges and how inflation and energy increases are impacting on people and businesses in the local community. She was interested in our ambition to become the number one community bank by proactively connecting with and contributing to the local community through our financial education programme called Money Zone - which we have delivered to over 250,000 school children across the UK - in addition to enterprise sessions in local schools, raising funds for local good causes and spending time volunteering in the community.
“Finally, we also talked about our commitment to armed forces personnel, as there is a large community in South West London,” explained George. “The Ministry of Defence awarded Metro Bank with its Gold Award in recognition of its commitment to Armed Forces veterans and reservists and we actively look to hire veterans as highly skilled colleagues through a specialist recruitment process.”
Metro Bank’s Putney store is located at 89-93 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1SR. The store is currently open Monday – Saturday: 8.30am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 5pm.