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Love Your Bank At Last - Metro Bank Marches on with Fulham Broadway Opening

28th September 2011

The banking revolution continues with Fulham Broadway opening on Friday 1 October

Evenings and weekends most popular times to open Metro Bank accounts

The Metro Bank policy of being open early and open later, seven days a week, has been a big hit with its customers.

Since opening its doors on 29 July, the new bank which has adopted a retail model, has reported brisk business in the evenings and on Sundays - when other banks are closed. Metro Bank believes it is important to be open when it’s convenient for customers, not when it’s convenient for the bank. That is why it offers extended opening hours with stores open seven days a week for retail and business customers (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday and bank holidays), every day of the year apart from Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Metro Bank data shows the most popular time for customers to open accounts is in the evenings and at weekends - long after traditional banks have closed their doors to customers.

The news comes as Britain's first High Street bank to launch for 100 years, prepares for the opening of its third store on 1 October in Fulham Broadway, West London.

Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, commented: “Metro Bank is pleased to be open for its customers twice as long at the traditional banks. People would be up in arms if they couldn’t do their supermarket shop after work, or pop into their local department store at the weekend, and Metro Bank asks why banking should be any different?

“We are proud to be doing things differently, and the data shows we are giving our customers what they want, when they want. And to cater to high customer demand and due to the overwhelming response to the Holborn and Cromwell Road launches, we wanted to bring forward the openings of the rest of the stores in 2010.”

“The Fulham Broadway store is in a fantastic location, with high footfall from the tube station and passersby, as well as local businesses.”

Customers at the Fulham Broadway store will be greeted by two days of free give aways including free breakfasts, smoothies, and popcorn. Stilt walkers, musicians, jugglers and shoe shiners will add sparkle to the latest store opening.

Metro Bank offers customers:

  • 7 day a week branch banking (8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday and bank holidays), 361 days of the year
  • A 24/7 customer call centre located in London
  • The ultimate in new account opening convenience, with a rapid opening procedure and on the spot bank cards and cheque books
  • Free coin counting at every store, for customers and non-customers alike, with the Metro Bank Magic Money Machine™
  • A friendly welcome to dogs and their owners, with water bowls and dog biscuits on hand for man’s best friend - dogs rule at Metro Bank!

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