Today, to mark the opening of the newly refurbished Royal Bank of Scotland on Islington High Street, the branch celebrated raising thousands of pounds for a local homeless charity and hosted a fun community event to welcome customers back.
Members of Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, were presented with a cheque worth £5,000 by the team at Royal Bank of Scotland’s Islington branch.
The fundraising took place across London with Geraldine O’Connor, Branch Manager of Islington, as the lead. The branch organised a range of fundraising activities including cake sales, a sustainable Christmas book sale, a raffle, colleague tea and coffee purchase amnesty and a charity walk. £2,500 was raised by staff and this was matched by the bank.
As part of the opening day celebrations, Royal Bank of Scotland’s giant ‘Easy Chair’ also popped up on nearby High Street for the day. The 7 ft. Easy Chair has been designed to give people a chance to take a break from their busy lives as well as grabbing a selfie.
The new branch has been carefully designed to make the bank experience more comfortable and welcoming. Islington residents will now have access to new learning and experience zones which have been set up to encourage local people to come in and utilise the technology, with help and guidance from the highly trained team.
As well as Cash Deposit Machines and ATMs, the branch also has access to free Wi-Fi to allow customers to register and access online banking services. A team of expert staff will be on hand to provide demonstrations and to help make financial management straightforward and efficient including free Financial Health Checks; a 20-minute session with a senior personal banker who will help people with financial goals – whether that’s saving for a rainy day, buying a new home or working out payment plans.
After its extensive refurbishment, the new Royal Bank of Scotland in Islington is ready to open its doors to its customers and the wider community.