Marple banking on success as The Co-operative Bank branches out

April 08, 2011

School pupils joined colleagues from The Co-operative on Friday (8 April) to officially unveil a new bank on Marple’s high street.

The students from All Saints Primary School joined bank branch manager, Clare Scholes, to cut the ribbon and declare The Co-operative Bank open for business.

The new bank is located within The Co-operative Food in the Ridgedale centre on Hollins Lane, and will give residents access to the full range of day to day personal and business banking services.

The bank has created four new jobs.

Clare Scholes, Branch Manager at The Co-operative Bank in Marple, said: “We’re very pleased to be opening a new bank in the town centre and look forward to meeting new and existing customers in Marple.

“Although the bank is in the food store, it will offer exactly the same services as a high street Co-operative Bank, but with the bonus that customers can do their food shopping and carry out their day to day banking under one roof.”

The new bank will be open Monday to Fridays from 10:00 to 18:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 16:00.

People interested in any of The Co-operative Bank’s services, including current accounts, mortgages and savings accounts, should visit Clare and her team at the new bank.

Marple is the first of five new in-store banks to be opened by The Co-operative this year.


For further information please contact

Nuala Ryan

The Co-operative Financial Services Press Office

Tel: 0161 903 3808

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Twitter: @CFSpressteam

Notes to editors:

ISDN facilities are available for broadcast media interviews.

The Co-operative bank currently operates in-store banks at supermarkets in Hove (East Sussex), Matlock (Derbyshire) and Peacehaven ( East Sussex) and Wickford (Essex).


About The Co-operative Financial Services

The Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) is part of The Co-operative Group, which is the world’s largest consumer co-operative with around five million members, over £14 billion turnover, and core business interests in financial services, food, travel, pharmacy and funeral care. The Co-operative Group has over 5,000 retail trading outlets.

Following the merger with Britannia Building Society on 1 August 2009 CFS is one of the largest and well diversified mutual businesses operating in both retail and corporate markets.

As part of The Co-operative Group, the new business is characterised by its unique ethical and member reward policies and very high levels of customer advocacy.

The combined business has £70 billion in assets, 12,000 staff and nine million customers. It has over 300 high street branches, 20 corporate banking centres and a major presence in Manchester, London, Leek, Bristol, Plymouth, Skelmersdale and Stockport.

It is the only mutual organisation that enables its members to earn financial rewards for the products they hold, as well as giving them the opportunity to have a say in how the business is run.