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Metro Bank to open in city centre

By John Corser | Wolverhampton | Business | Published:

Metro Bank is to open a branch in Wolverhampton city centre in what is currently a mobile phone shop.

Metro Bank will open in Dudley Street

The fast expanding High Street banking chain has agreed a 25-year lease on 6 and 7 Dudley Street and 1 Queen Street with landlord Hortons’ Estate.

Metro Bank will replace the former Vodafone store, which is relocating to new premises within the city centre.

Metro Bank opened its first branch in the UK in 2010 and was the first High Street bank to open in more than 100 years. Today it has 66 sites around the country.

The bank was set up to challenge the traditiona’ High Street banks and make banking more convenient for customers.

Its branches are open seven days a week, from 8am to 8pm weekdays, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

Steven Tommy from Hortons said: “We’re pleased to have secured the letting to Metro Bank in Wolverhampton. Despite being a relative newcomer to the High Street banking sector, it has already established a strong reputation and loyal customer base and I’m sure its new store in the city centre will be very much welcomed.

“We have worked closely with Metro Bank to combine three units to create a space to meet theirs and their customers’ needs. The addition of a new High Street bank in Wolverhampton is very much a vote of confidence in the city.”

Ian Walters, Metro Bank's managing director, retail and business banking, said: “As the revolution in British banking, we’re thrilled to be coming to Wolverhampton, which is also my hometown. We’re committed to bringing amazing customer service to local residents and businesses in the city.”

John Corser

By John Corser
Business Reporter - @JohnCorser_Star

Express & Star Business Editor at head office, Wolverhampton. Welcomes all news of companies and business organisations.

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