Metro Bank to ‘breathe new life’ into Crawley community

  • New seven-day-a-week banking experience to arrive in Crawley town centre
  • Free coin counting facilities available for everyone, as well as thousands of safe deposit boxes and instant account opening                                                                                     

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, is set to open a brand-new store in Crawley this autumn, creating around 25 new jobs for local people.

The store will combine face-to-face banking with state-of-the-art technology, providing residents and businesses with a customer centric and convenient banking experience right on their doorstep.

Following the closure of a number of bank branches in Crawley, Metro Bank is investing in the heart of the community with a seven-day-a-week store, which will offer business, personal and private banking services. It will occupy a prominent site in the town centre at 25 Queens Square, RH10 1HA.

The bank, which prides itself on making a tangible difference to its customers’ banking experience through its award-winning stores and digital platforms, will be open from early in the morning until late at night. Customers can pop into the store at a time convenient to them, and with no appointment necessary, open an account there and then, leaving with their debit card printed, as well as internet and mobile banking fully set-up.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director at Manor Royal BID: “Metro Bank’s investment is a real vote of confidence in Crawley. They will be breathing new life into a very prominent building and we look forward to them playing an equally significant and active role in the revitalisation of Crawley town centre and the wider community.”

With Crawley home to over 3,000[i] active businesses, local professionals will now benefit from store-based expert Business Managers ready to support them grow and develop, as well as free access to the Forum of Private Business’ wealth of bespoke resources and use of the store’s meeting space.

Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank added: “We understand that communities want choice when it comes to their banking, so they can bank however, wherever and whenever they choose and that’s why we’re constantly investing in all of our channels, including our high street store presence. Our high profile stores enable us to provide banking services and build real relationships with local people and businesses. It is this commitment to relationship banking underpinned by the very best in customer service that we’ll be bringing to the Crawley community shortly.”

Metro Bank Crawley will act as a hub for the community, hosting a range of charity fundraisers and business events for local people throughout the year. The store will also deliver its free financial education programme, Money Zones, to schools and youth groups in the area. The National Curriculum approved training, which is provided through classroom and store based sessions, has already supported more than 1000,000 children across the UK with their financial literacy.

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.

[i]Crawley Borough Council