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Oh Buoy! All aboard as Metro Bank docks in Southampton with new store

10th July 2018
  • Children and adults alike invited to a welcome party on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July
  • Free face painting, manicures, shoe shining, treats and much much more

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is bringing its award-winning customer-focused banking experience to the south coast, with the opening of its 57th store in West Quay Shopping Centre. To celebrate its arrival, the bank is inviting local residents and businesses to a two-day community party on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 July.

The grand opening party is set to kick off at 8am with free entertainment, including stilt walkers, DJ, face painting and a dog show.  The Mayor of Southampton, Stephen Barnes-Andrews, will officially open the store, along with the store’s hosts, Local Director, Leigh Atkinson and Store Manager, Dee Allsop.

Giles Semper, CEO at Southampton BID said: “We are delighted Metro Bank is coming to Southampton. It is a brand with a passion for the high street and is always active with the local Business Improvement District. We can’t wait to get to know the team and to work with them for the wider good of the city’s business community.”

Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank commented: “I’m delighted we’re joining the Southampton community and introducing real choice in banking for local residents and businesses. Metro Bank is built around creating FANS by providing the very best in service and convenience for our business and personal customers. So, whether it’s opening accounts in 20 minutes; printing debit and credit cards instantly in store; or hosting free business networking, charity and family events, we’re here to surprise and delight the communities of Southampton – I can’t wait!”

All stores are open at the most convenient time for local people from 8am to 8pm Monday to Fridays, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays, 362 days a year.