A post office in Enfield has opened a new current account system as part of a national scheme.

The post office, in Church Street, Enfield Town, is one of 110 branches to offer the new account.

In partnership with Bank of Ireland UK, Post Office will offer three different accounts – standard, packaged and control.

Enfield sub-postmistress, Sharon Power, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be offering the current account in my branch. This is an important step forward for Enfield Post Office and especially for our customers and the local community.

“We already offer a number of financial services products and this new account will further meet our customers’ needs. We have worked very hard to offer accounts that are fair and transparent with no surprises.

“We can serve customers in a great retail modern retail environment as the branch was refurbished last Febraury.”

Enfield North MP Nick de Bois attended the launch of the new scheme at the Enfield branch and believes it is especially good news for the elderly and disabled.

He said: “These new accounts will make it much easier for people to do their banking at their local post office, close to home without having to travel far. This is particularly good news for the elderly and disabled.

“I hope that local people will support this trial so that we can see these accounts rolled out across the country’s post office network which is highly respected and trusted by Enfield residents.”

For more information, visit www.postoffice.co.uk/currentaccounts