New banking experience opens at intu Merry Hill

Dudley South MP, Mike Wood, was the first customer to use the new drive-thru banking facility at Metro Bank in Brierley Hill.

To mark the occasion, entertainment including stilt walkers, a DJ, free manicures and face painting were on site alongside a local youth dance troupe. 

The new branch is located on Two Woods Lane and is the first Metro Bank to open in the Black Country - and the region’s first drive-thru banking experience. Just last month, Metro Bank opened its first store in the West Midlands, in Birmingham city centre.

The branch will also host its first Money Zone, the bank’s financial education programme, to a group of young fans of Halesowen Colts FC. The children, aged between five and seven, will be able to have a look around the vault and meet the bank’s mascot, Metro Man.

Dudley South MP, Mike Wood, was the first person to use the new drive-thru banking facility.

Customers can visit the store seven days a week, with no appointment needed, and open a personal or business account on-the-spot, leaving with their debit card in hand, along with internet and mobile banking set-up. Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank said:

“We’re thrilled to be opening more stores in the West Midlands and to become part of the local community in Merry Hill. We look forward to serving even more of the region’s residents and local businesses by providing our unique banking experience.”

Mike Wood MP added: “It's fantastic news for Brierley Hill. It's really convenient for residents and businesses - especially with the extended hours.

"It means people can do their banking without needing to go into the main centre. We've lost all three main banks in the town centre so to see one opening in the Black Country is brilliant.”

All stores are open at the most convenient time for local people, from 8am to 8pm Monday to Fridays, 8am to 6pm on Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holidays, 362 days a year.


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