Metro Bank arrives in Liverpool as it opens its first store in the north
Metro Bank is soon to open its 71st store in the heart of Liverpool city centre on Paradise Street – its first store in Northern England.
Metro Bank offers customers and businesses the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that’s face-to-face banking in store, on the phone, online or via its mobile app. According to analysis from Which?, the north west has seen the highest number of bank closures in the UK, with more than 400 branches closing since 2015. This is why Metro Bank is delighted to be bucking this trend by bringing banking back to the high street.
To mark the occasion, Metro Bank is inviting businesses to a two-day grand opening party. It will kick off at 8am on Friday 6 December, with entertainment including stilt walkers, a DJ, free manicures and face painting. Customers will be welcomed by the new store’s Local Director, Gary Owens and Store Manager, Vicky Newby.
Metro Bank Liverpool is the Bank’s first in the North of England, and will be followed with a store in Manchester opening the week after. This expansion is part of Metro Bank’s efforts to inject much needed competition into the small business banking market following the £120m funding it was awarded from the Capability & Innovation Fund and support the northern powerhouse.
Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our first store in the north of England and finally bring a real choice in how people bank to the city of Liverpool. For too long customers – especially small businesses – have been underserved and undervalued by traditional high street banks so we’re delighted to offer top customer service to the residents and local businesses of Liverpool and the north west.”
Joe Anderson, OBE, Mayor of Liverpool, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Metro Bank to Liverpool, giving people more choice of services. This is particularly important at a time when big banks are retreating from the High Street, making it harder for people to access services in the traditional way.”