Metro Bank has been appointed as the official banking partner of the Kennel Club. Both organisations will work closely together to promote the best interests of dogs and their owners.
Metro Bank has been appointed as the official banking partner of the Kennel Club. Both organisations shook paws on a partnership that will see them working closely together to promote the best interests of dogs and their owners.
Metro Bank is also participating in the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs campaign, which helps dog owners to find businesses that will welcome them and their four-legged friends with open arms.
The bank provides water bowls, dog biscuits and Metro Bank bandanas for its canine customers. Additonally, on selected “Dogs Rule” weekends, the bank even deposits £20 into the accounts of new customers who bring their dog into the bank to open an account.
Kennel Club chief executive Rosemary Smart said: “It is refreshing to see a new breed of bank, which recognises that dogs are part of the family and incorporates that into its business policy. This new partnership underlines our commitment to working with dog friendly organisations and Metro Bank is an Open for Dogs business that is setting an example for others to follow.”
She added: “The Kennel Club’s profits are reinvested into dogs through the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and our education campaigns and we are glad that our funds are being cared for by a trusted business partner that has shared principles where dogs are concerned.”
Metro Bank is Britain’s first new High Street bank in more than 100 years, and celebrated its first birthday on July 29, 2011.
Metro Bank CEO Craig Donaldson said: “We are extremely pleased to be the official banking partner of the Kennel Club, and playing our part in their Open for Dogs campaign. Metro Bank is all about convenience, and that is what we offer. You should not be forced to leave your dog outside banks who are supposed to be serving you. We’re here to do things differently to other High Street banks.”