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Tuesday 19 February 2019


Metro Bank unveils ‘first selfie account opening’

Written by Chris Lemmon

Metro Bank has launched instant online account opening for its retail current account, enabling customers to sign up via their desktop or mobile. It is the first High Street bank in the UK to offer this service using selfie technology.

Customers will be able to instantly use their account after completing the registration process, with account details provided immediately once verified. Bank cards are then delivered by first class post, or customers can choose to go into a Metro branch and have their Mastercard debit card printed straight away.

Through use of the latest verification methods, including selfie technology, authentication can be completed in real-time and accounts can be opened within 10 minutes.

Craig Donaldson, CEO at Metro Bank commented: “Now wherever customers are, they can experience the great service and convenience that everyone’s been talking about. The process is fast, simple and convenient and gets customers – wherever they are and whatever they’re doing – up and running in a matter of minutes.

“Opening an account from the convenience of your own home, then being able to use the account straight away, with a card ready to be printed in your local store, is a great example of the seamless integration of bricks and clicks.”

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