Metro Bank announces grand opening in Ilford town centre

PUBLISHED: 13:44 01 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 01 September 2017

Metro Bank staff

Metro Bank staff


Metro Bank has announced its opening in Ilford with a celebration of stilt walkers, live music and entertainment for dogs.

The newcomer bank’s rapid expansion will continue with the launch of its 49rd store in High Road in Ilford.

The opening is welcome news for the community following the closure of three bank branches in Redbridge over the past 18 months.

The bank, which is holding a two-day party to celebrate its grand opening on September 15 and 16 will also offer any four-legged friends a bowl of water and biscuits.

The celebrations will include live music, stilt walkers, giveaways, and entertainment for adults, children, as well as any four-legged friends.

Managing director Iain Kirkpatrick said he was “proud to provide customers with the ability to bank however, whenever and wherever they want.”

He said: “With banks turning their backs on relationship banking, we’re proud to provide customers with the ability to bank however, whenever and wherever they want. “Our new Ilford store has not just created around 25 new jobs for residents, but will provide residents and businesses with the opportunity to do their banking face-to-face when they want, with the store open from early to late, seven-days a week.

“We can’t wait to meet everyone and show them just what great service and convenience looks like.”

The bank will be open seven days a week between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays.

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