Morning Noon & Night and Bank of Scotland are consulting over a shortlist of 10 to 12 MN&N stores deemed suitable as sites for new convenience banks. The Bank is already working with Spar at Botterills in Inverkeithing to develop the innovative instore bank pods, which offer deposit and withdrawal machines and a staffed interview room. MN&N chief executive Eddie Thompson said: "We looked at all 43 of our stores and chose those which had enough space and were in the right location. You need an area where none of the banks have a big presence." MN&N was the first convenience retailer to offer ATMs in a Bank of Scotland trial, and now has the machines in all stores without post offices. It has just signed up to extend the auto-teller deal for another five years with the new HBoS following the BoS merger with Halifax. {{NEWS }}

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