Metro Bank celebrates 50th store opening

Metro Bank

Metro Bank is bringing community banking to Peterborough, with the opening of its 50th store.

To celebrate the occasion, Metro Bank is holding a two-day long grand opening party on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September.

The fun-filled days will be jam-packed with family entertainment including dog-shows, stilt-walkers, giveaways and live music.

Iain Kirkpatrick, Managing Director of Retail Banking at Metro Bank commented: “Reaching 50 stores is a cause for celebration for all of us here at Metro Bank.

“We can’t wait to provide local residents and businesses in Peterborough with a seven day a week bank, where accounts can be opened on the spot, cards printed in a matter of minutes, safe deposit boxes accessible when customers need them and free coin counters for customers and non-customers alike.”

Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough added: “Having worked with Metro Bank on its decision to come to Peterborough it’s a real pleasure to see the store being opened and for it to mark an important milestone for the company.

“Peterborough has a very strong financial services sector and it’s great to have Metro Bank joining other industry leaders here and contributing to the city’s growth.”

The new Peterborough team will be led by Asad Bachiani, Store Manager and Steve Stafford, Local Director and can be found at 29 Long Causeway, Peterborough, PE1 1YJ.

Having first opened its doors in 2010, Metro Bank became the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years. From its first store in Holborn, Metro Bank has expanded rapidly over the last seven years across London and the South and plans to have around 100 stores nationwide by 2020.