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ITFC players kick-off new Ipswich bank

Players from Ipswich Town will help to unveil the new look Britannia branch on Queen Street on Monday (10th October).

The players will join staff and local residents at the Britannia branch from 2.00pm to celebrate one of four new banks in the town.

Britannia, part of The Co-operative Bank, is now offering full banking services*, meaning that customers can open and use current accounts at the branch. People can also carry out activities such as balance enquiries, paying in cash and cheques, withdrawing cash, and changing their details and account type.

With three other Britannia branches across the town, this will mean that local residents will now have four new places to bank in Ipswich. To mark this change Britannia has adopted new signage indicating its link to The Co-operative Bank.

Victoria Lynch, Branch Manager at Britannia, part of The Co-operative Bank, explained:

“It will now be much easier for customers to do all their every day banking with us. We have a new sign above the door to mark this transformation and to show more clearly that we’re part of The Co-operative Bank.

“Many of our staff and customers are keen Ipswich Town fans so we’re very excited to be celebrating our new look branch with the players from the club,” she added.

Lynn Warner, ITFC’s Business Partnership Manager, said:

“The partnership with Britannia and The Co-operative Bank is very important to the club, enabling us to work with the local community, and we’re delighted to be involved in helping them to celebrate this exciting new development for the organisation.“

The Co-operative Bank enabled customers to open current accounts across all its Britannia branches from the start of September. Against an industry backdrop of continued bank branch closures, which has left 1,000 local communities without a local branch**, this move means there are now an additional 245 places to carry out everyday banking on Britain’s high streets. In total the Co-operative Bank now has 342 bank branches.

Derek French, from the Campaign for Community Banking Services says “We welcome this initiative especially as it will make it much easier for people to open and operate locally a current account with a bank that really is different.”

Additionally, the Co-operative Financial Services will now be known as The Co-operative Banking Group, operating under both The Co-operative Bank and The Co-operative Insurance brand names.

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