In 2021 Metro Bank‘s care leaver offer will be accessible in all 77 stores, helping thousands of young people access banking services.
Metro recognises that care leavers often struggle to produce some of the standard identity and verification documents that banks require when opening an account. This includes a physical form of ID and a verification of this identity e.g. proof of address.
Metro have developed a pragmatic, care leaver friendly account opening process. Instead of photo ID Metro branches will accept a letter from a Local Authority confirming the care leaver’s identity and for verification the branch staff will make a call to the Local Authority to confirm that that care leaver is who the letter says they are.
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