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Metro Bank is opening its third drive-thru store in Luton

Metro Bank is set to bring its banking experience to Luton, with the opening of its 51st store and third drive-thru bank, on October 27 and 28.

To celebrate, local residents and businesses are invited to join in two days’ of festivities, which is said to include family entertainment from dog shows to stilt walkers as well as music and freebies.

The seven-day-a-week store and drive-thru aims to allow customers to bank at their convenience. Those who want to bank from their cars will be able to use the drive-thru facilities for cashier services, including paying-in cash and cheques, and withdrawing funds.

Commenting on this new opening, the Mayor of Luton, Cllr Mohammad Ayub, said: “I am delighted with the arrival of Metro Bank in Luton. The fact that around 25 staff have been recruited locally is another boost to the town and proof that our ambitious £1.5bn Luton Investment Framework is attracting business of all types.

“As we continue to develop skills and training within our community I am confident others will be able to take advantage of the sort of opportunities organisations such as Metro Bank provide.”

Unlike others on the high street, Metro Bank is open seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, 362 days a year. It provides instant account opening, along with on-the-spot card printing, safe deposit boxes for customers’ valuables and free coin counting for customers and noncustomers.

Iain Kirkpatrick, Metro Bank’s managing director of retail banking, added: “We’re thrilled to be bringing a brand new store to Luton and this time, another one of our drive-thru banks – not something you see other high-street banks providing.

“Whether you’re a parent with a car full of kids, find it difficult getting about or just want to shelter from the weather, our drive-thrus have proved popular with a range of customers.

“For us, it’s all about creating fans, so we really focus on providing a superior banking experience. Our store manager, Hayley, together with local director, Hazel, and [the] team, are committed to supporting the Luton community and we’re all looking forward to getting to know local residents and businesses over the coming weeks and months.”

The new Luton team will be led by store manager, Hayley Harrison and local director, Hazel Simpson. The bank can be found at 10-20 Castle Street, LU1 3AJ.

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