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Metro Bank brings community banking to Ilford

30th August 2017
  • New store grand opening celebrations to take place on Friday 15th  and Saturday 16th  September
  • Bank invites local residents and businesses to join in the party  

31st August 2017: Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is set to bring customer-focused banking to Ilford, with the opening of its 49th store on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th September, right in the heart of the Ilford community. To celebrate the occasion, it is holding a two-day long grand opening party – and everyone is invited.

The extravaganza will include live music, stilt walkers, giveaways, and entertainment for adults, children, as well as any four-legged friends.

Iain Kirkpatrick, Managing Director Retail Banking at Metro Bank commented: “With banks turning their backs on relationship banking, we’re proud to provide customers with the ability to bank however, whenever and wherever they want; whether that’s instore, online, on the phone or on–the-go with our award-winning app. Our new Ilford store has not just created around 25 new jobs for local people, but will provide residents and businesses with the opportunity to do their banking face-to-face when they want, with the store open from early to late, seven-days a week. 

“Our grand opening celebrations are like no other. The party we’ve planned for the Ilford community will give residents and businesses the opportunity to meet our new Ilford team and find out what the Banking Revolution is all about. We can’t wait to meet everyone and show them just what great service and convenience looks like.”

Unlike others on the high street, Metro Bank is open seven days a week, early until late, and provides instant account opening, along with on-the-spot card printing for lost or stolen credit or debit cards. All stores offer safe deposit boxes for customers’ valuables and coin counting for customers and non-customers alike, free of charge.

The new Ilford team will be led by Store Manager, Mathew Bell and Local Director, Isaac Minto and can be found at: 114 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1BY.

All Metro Bank stores are open at the most convenient time for both residents and businesses, from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday and bank holidays, 362 days a year.