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Time for a new bank: Metro Bank heads north to Milton Keynes

13th January 2014
  • Revolutionary new bank to open in Milton Keynes with Grand Opening celebrations in Midsummer Arcade on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 January
  • Amazing services for customers: store open seven days a week, 362 days a year, early and late; Magic Money Machines; Safe Deposit Boxes and much more

Metro Bank continues its fast paced expansion with the opening of its 25th store in Milton Keynes; its first store of 2014. To mark the opening, the UK’s most revolutionary bank will be holding two days of celebrations on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th January. Milton Keynes residents and businesses visiting the store will experience an array of entertainment; including stilt walkers, face painting, performing dogs, balloons and music, and most importantly, a new convenient customer focused bank for personal and business customers.

The new Milton Keynes Metro Bank store can be found in Midsummer Arcade, Milton Keynes MK9 3BB. Customers will be looked after by a team led by Regional Director Brian Woolrich and Store Manager Philippa Britten.

Metro Bank launched in July 2010 with a focus on providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience to customers. It is bringing back traditional retail banking, coupled with amazing technology. Unlike any other bank in the UK, Metro Bank also provides free coin counting for customers and non-customers with Metro Bank Magic Money Machines, instant printing and replacements for lost or stolen debit cards*, and a 24 hour contact centre manned by people not machines. What’s more, Dogs Rule at Metro Bank, so customers in Milton Keynes are invited to bring their canine friends along with them to receive their own treats.

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, 362 days a year.

Customers wishing to reserve a Safe Deposit Box at the Milton Keynes store, can do so online in advance of the opening by visiting here.

Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, said: “We’re excited to kick off 2014 with the opening of our brand new store in Milton Keynes. The new store in Midsummer Arcade is the first of two stores planned for the Milton Keynes community, with the second due to open later in the year in Oakgrove. Following the success of our store in Hemel Hempstead, we’re thrilled to be expanding our network in the area, and look forward to quickly becoming an important part of the local community. We’re a very different kind of a bank, holding community events and networking evenings regularly in our stores. We look forward to welcoming personal and business customers in Milton Keynes to join us on our journey as we revolutionise banking.”

Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North commented: "On behalf of the local people and businesses, I am delighted to welcome Metro Bank to Milton Keynes. Its focus on providing a convenient and customer focused banking experience for local people and businesses will make a real difference to the way the town banks. I know its entrance has been eagerly anticipated by the community, and we look forward to the Grand Opening celebrations in January!"

Metro Bank’s growth will continue into 2014, with up to 12 new stores planned for the year, including Oakgrove, Epsom and Brighton. Anyone looking to apply for a Metro Bank role can find further information here or by following @metrobankjobs on Twitter.