26 September 2012 10:35
Marks & Spencer has announced plans today to open 28 bank branches by the end of the year, coinciding with its first current accounts going live.
The retail giant, which has so far opened 13 bank branches out of 16 confirmed locations, unveiled a further list of 12 branches that it has planned by the end of 2012. M&S has previously confirmed that it intends to open a total of 50 bank branches by the end of 2013, with opening hours mirroring the shops in which they are sited.
The further planned outlets will open in London Colney, Hertfordshire; Braehead, Renfrewshire; Oxford; Merry Hill, Dudley; Milton Keynes; Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire; Camberley, Surrey; Norwich; White City, London; Exeter; Shoreham, Kent; and Lisburn, Belfast.
Customers can apply for M&S premium current accounts from today, which carry fees of up to £240 a year in return for "transparent" terms and a range of perks including in-store offers, seven-day-a-week banking facilities and a pager service meaning customers can carry on with their shopping instead of queuing.