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Yorkshire Bank brings empty Fishergate building back into use

Posted on - 29th September, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The new Yorkshire Bank in Fishergate

The new Yorkshire Bank in Fishergate

A former empty building in Fishergate has reopened as the new home in Preston for Yorkshire Bank.

Despite being from the wrong side of the Pennines the bank has expanded from its previous branch in Orchard Street.

The bank says the new larger and open plan branch has more hi-tech options to offer customers.

Bank manager Jackie Jones said: “We are delighted with our new branch which underlines our commitment to Preston. While customers expect us to deliver flawless service, we also want them to have an enjoyable place to do their banking.”

This empty shop in Fishergate could have a new tenant Pic: Tony Worrall

What used to be there Pic: Tony Worrall

It is not known what the previous branch in Orchard Street will become, or if any new jobs have been created by the bank’s move in the city centre.

Yorkshire Bank says it is investing £45m across the UK in upgrading its banks.

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Head of customer banking networks Steve Fletcher said: “While customers’ needs are changing and we are delivering new services to meet these, branches continue to be a really important part of how we ensure customers have a great banking experience with us. This is a fantastic new branch in Preston and we’re looking forward to continuing to serve the local community from our modern new home.”

The Yorkshire Bank team

The Yorkshire Bank team

The Preston branch will be open from 9.15am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.15am to 4pm on Saturdays.

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