Metro Bank opens in Epsom town centre

Metro Bank opens in Epsom town centre

A new Metro Bank has opened in Epsom High Street

A new Metro Bank has opened in Epsom High Street

A new Metro Bank has opened in Epsom High Street

A new Metro Bank has opened in Epsom High Street

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

The country’s first new high street bank in 100 years unveiled its latest branch in Epsom town centre amid a whole host of entertainment.

Metro Bank, which launched in the UK in 2010, now occupies the former The Card Factory and Halifax bank unit on Epsom High Street. 

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To mark the opening, the bank held two days on celebrations on Friday and Saturday, with stilt-walkers, face-painting, live music and balloons.

A ‘dog-friendly bank’, a pack of dogs were waiting to welcome customers into the new store, which actively encourages dogs into the bank alongside their owners.

The store was officially opened by Chris Grayling MP and Epsom's mayor Councillor Colin Taylor, who cut the ribbon.

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12:15pm Wed 2 Apr 14

sfocata says...

... and it's still a bank, run by banksters.

This stuff about the first new high street bank in 100 years is a bit tenuous, isn't it? What about all the former building societies who converted? Santander was never a UK high street bank until they bought Alliance & Leicester.

No amount of free bags or chervil street performers will convince me that any bank has the "personal touch". I'm sticking with building society accounts... mutuality is still a good barrier against the sort of thing that happened in 2007.
... and it's still a bank, run by banksters. This stuff about the first new high street bank in 100 years is a bit tenuous, isn't it? What about all the former building societies who converted? Santander was never a UK high street bank until they bought Alliance & Leicester. No amount of free bags or chervil street performers will convince me that any bank has the "personal touch". I'm sticking with building society accounts... mutuality is still a good barrier against the sort of thing that happened in 2007. sfocata
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