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Metro Bank brings the banking revolution to High Wycombe

15th March 2012
  • Residents prepare to be amazed by Metro Bank's 11th Store
  • High Wycombe store to open Friday 16th March with gala opening weekend
  • Open seven days a week - banking when the customer wants to bank
  • Metro Bank won't charge any customers to use debit cards overseas at ATM's OR point of sale

This weekend Metro Bank storms ahead with its 2012 expansion plans to open 10 new stores in the South East and create over 300 jobs, with the opening of its 11th store. High Wycombe residents who visit the store on Friday 16th March and Saturday 17th March will be entertained with a weekend of opening celebrations. The town will enjoy stilt walkers and popcorn, balloons and performing dogs as well as a new, convenient and customer focused store to do their banking.

Since its launch in July 2010, Metro Bank has already seen over 60,000 individuals and businesses open accounts. High Wycombe is the next step towards Metro Bank's overall expansion plan to open over 200 stores over the next 10 years, with further stores in Watford, Ealing, Chiswick, Reading, Staines, Epsom and Hemel Hempstead set to open this year.

The High Wycombe store launch further demonstrates Metro Bank's ambition to be the local bank on every high street. In store, customers can use the free coin counting Magic Money Machines, there are instant issue debit cards** and cheque books** as well as safe deposit boxes. Everyone opening a new account will enjoy being able to use their debit and credit cards overseas without any charge from Metro Bank, whether they are withdrawing cash from an ATM or at point of sale.

All of these benefits can be enjoyed at a time that is convenient to local residents and businesses as Metro Bank is open 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm Saturday and 11am - 5pm Sunday and bank holidays, 361 days a year. Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, said: "Metro Bank knows what customers want and they are flocking to us for the unparalleled service and convenience we offer. We can't wait to open our store in High Wycombe and would like to welcome all individuals and businesses to come and help us celebrate. Metro Bank will bring a completely new, convenient and customer focused way of banking to High Wycombe and we look forward to becoming part of the community and making a difference to the way that the town banks."

Metro Bank is planning to open a further nine stores across London and the Home Counties this year and is still the only high street bank to be granted a full service banking licence by the FSA in the last 2 years.