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Pucker Up For Valentine’s Challenge

2nd February 2022

Can Metro Bank Customers Beat World’s Kissing Records?

While the UK’s community bank, Metro Bank,  is known for opening up its stores to pet pooches, this year they’re focusing more on smooches by celebrating Valentine’s Day with complimentary red “kissing” balms and a snogging challenge.

This year’s Valentine’s Day is likely to be free from a lockdown, giving Brits the perfect excuse to kiss up to a Covid safe partner and so Metro Bank is challenging its customers to embrace record breaking smooches.

Actions speak louder than words, but anyone keen to take on the challenges will definitely need a lip balm to protect their lips, as if you want to get snogged down into the detail the record[1] for the longest kiss lasted a staggering 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Not got that much time on your hands? How about beating the most kisses in ten seconds – the current record is an impressive 51 kisses[2]!

“As a community bank we’d love to spread the love locally and encourage everyone to play Cupid this year”, said Kat Robinson, customer experience director, Metro Bank. “Love is in the air at Metro Bank and we’re inviting our local communities to stop by our stores and stock up on our kissing balm to help them pucker up and get in shape for these snogging challenges.”

Not got a Valentine – well how about the next best thing - a selfie with Metro Man, the bank’s mascot, resplendent in his Cupid costume!

Metro Bank has 78 stores across the UK – all locations can be found here

[1] (2015,February 12th), Valentine's Day: Ten of the most romantic world records, Guinness World Records,


[2] Record held by Anthony Rake and Florence Boog in a nightclub in Fremantle, Australia