Bricks and clicks mix with Metro Bank online current account launch
UK-based Metro Bank has launched online current account opening – and says they can be opened in less than ten minutes, including setting up internet banking.
The bank says customers from across the UK can join the bank “from the comfort of their own home, office, coffee shops, sheds, hot tubs…”
Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank, adds: “When it comes to physical versus digital, it’s not either or, customers should be able to benefit from the best of both worlds.”
Account details are provided “immediately at the end of a successful application”. The bank says cards are delivered by first class post, “normally arriving within two working days”, but customers can go to a store and have their Mastercard debit card printed on-the-spot.
Identification documents, along with a selfie, are uploaded directly onto the application. Verification and authentication take place in real-time.
By the way, the bank says it expects its store numbers to reach 110 by 2020.