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Metro Bank set to open first store in the North of England

Sam Monk | 16:45 Monday 25th November 2019

Metro Bank is set to open its first store in the North of England.

The new store — the challenger bank’s 71st — will be located in the heart of Liverpool city centre on Paradise Street and offer business, personal and private banking services.

Metro Bank is also scheduled to open a new Manchester store the week after as part of its plans to inject competition into the SME banking market.

The new Liverpool store will have over 1,500 safety deposit boxes available for reservation and host opening celebrations on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2019. 

Funding totalling £120m was recently awarded to Metro Bank from the Capability and Innovation Fund.

“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,” said Craig Donaldson, chief executive officer at Metro Bank (pictured above).

Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool, added: “[The bank store opening] 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.”

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