Lloyds Bank re-launches in Penarth
4:02pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Penarth news
ONE of Penarth’s oldest bank’s has re-launched itself, under a new name and new branding – with help from local councillors, some Cardiff Devils, its longest-serving account holder, and its newest and youngest banker.
Lloyds Bank is aiming to revitalise its position on the high street, after separating from its TSB unit.
The Penarth branch – which first opened in 1895 – held an official re-opening today (Monday September 23) with town mayor Cllr Neil Thomas cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Branch manager Christine Ostrich said it served another important milestone for the company.
“We will continue to focus on providing exceptional service to customers, helping them buy their homes, save for the future and grow their businesses,” she said.
Cardiff Devils Ben Davies and Tyson Marsh helped mark the occasion.
So too did Alan Higgins OBE, from Dinas Powys, who has been a Lloyds customer since 1956.
“They are convenient, helpful and reliable,” he said.
Mayor Cllr Thomas said: “Lloyds has been a mainstay of the Penarth Town Centre landscape for generations.
“I wish them a healthy and prosperous future.”
Customer Claire Hill said it was the staff that made the bank so popular.
“They are very personable,” she said. “It makes a real difference to the service.”
Lloyds also welcomed its youngest customer on Tuesday – Claire’s 19-day old son, Dylan, opened his first account.
“He can’t sign for it though!” Claire said.
*On 9 September Lloyds Banking Group announced the creation of two banks, Lloyds Bank and TSB. As part of the change, customers of both Lloyds Bank and TSB are able to use both branded banks for their everyday banking needs. This means that a TSB customer will have access to everyday banking services through a Lloyds Bank branch and vice versa. More on TSB at www.tsb.co.uk
*Lloyds Bank are currently supporting the children’s charity Dreams & Wishes. Local businesses have donated presents, gifts and vouchers, while staff have donated a hamper.