Asda and Barclays today (8th November 2013) announced a trial to make everyday banking services more flexible and accessible, with bank branches open seven days a week inside Asda stores from 2014.
These innovative new-style branches, will provide a new banking experience, open seven days a week, with services available at the same time the Asda store is open. Four pilot bank branches will open from February 2014, and will offer customers the flexibility of longer opening hours, and more convenient parking for customers to visit their bank.
Steve Cooper, Head of Barclays Retail and Business Bank said: “We’ve spoken to our customers who use our everyday and business banking services in our branches and they’ve told us their time is precious so would benefit from being able to multi-task, park easily and visit branches with longer opening hours. This partnership with Asda means they can do their food shop and bank at the same time, with the opportunity for a new flexible banking experience in a way that’s most convenient for our customers.”