Metro Bank, hailed as a revolution in British banking, is bringing its unique style of customer-focused banking to Canterbury, with the opening of its new city-centre store this weekend. To mark the milestone, families and local businesses are invited to join in the celebrations on Friday 24 November and Saturday 25 November.
The festivities will kick off from 8am on Friday, with everything from dog-shows to stilt walkers to live music and face-painting on offer.
Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank, comments: “At Metro Bank, we’re all about offering the best customer experience whenever and wherever the customer wants it; whether that’s in store, online, via an app or over the phone. That’s why we’re thrilled to be expanding our presence in Kent with our new Canterbury store, giving more local people and businesses the choice to bank with us face-to-face.
“What’s more, our stores act as real hubs for the local community, with hundreds of networking and charity events hosted in them throughout the year, as well as our free financial education programme, MoneyZone, which has taught money basics to more than 20,000 students already this year. We’ve got an incredible line-up planned for our grand opening celebrations and are very much looking forward to meeting everyone at the launch party and in the weeks and months ahead.”
Unlike others on the high street, Metro Bank stores offer safe deposit boxes for customers’ valuables, as well as free coin counting machines for both customers and non-customers. Business accounts can be opened in weeks rather than months and retail current accounts in around 20 minutes. Plus, there’s no more waiting for the post to receive your new card, as Metro Bank provides on the spot replacements for lost or stolen credit and debit cards. What’s more, stores actively welcome dogs, with a selection of dog goodies including fresh water bowls and treats.
The new Canterbury team will be led by Store Manager, Debbie Valk and Local Director, Melanie Sewell and is located at 2 St George’s Street, Canterbury.
“We are delighted to welcome Metro Bank to Whitefriars,” adds Chris Parfitt, Director of Shopping Centres for Whitefriars’ joint owners TH Real Estate. “The arrival of Metro Bank demonstrates our continuing commitment to introduce popular, diverse and innovative stores to the centre. Metro Bank will strengthen the existing line-up and broaden Whitefriars’ continuing appeal to shoppers across East Kent.”