A TOWN centre bank will be opening its doors to customers on a Saturday in an unusual move for the business.

Yorkshire Building Society usually closes its Bridge Street branch on a weekend, but it will be open on Saturday, April 6, between 9am and midday.

This is to encourage customers to make the most of the first day of the new tax year, for existing and new customers looking to open a new ISA.

The building society’s dedicated team will also be on hand to provide information, while existing customers are also encouraged to visit to pay in and top up existing ISAs.

Opening an ISA on the first day of a new tax year means savers accumulate tax-free interest on their account as early as they can.

In recent years, the first day of the tax year has seen demand for new Yorkshire Building Society accounts more than double.

It is opening all of its branches to meet customer demand and to give customers a choice of how to open an account – online, on the app or in person.

Savings director Chris Irwin said: “We know the first day of a new tax year is an important one for our customers.

“By opening our branches on Saturday, we hope savers will be able to take advantage and make their annual tax-free subscription count from day one.

“Helping people to save is a key part of our purpose at Yorkshire Building Society, offering customers a choice of access is vitally important.

“Making the first day of the new tax year accessible for our customers in a way that best suits them, be that in one of our branches, online or via our app, supports our aim to continue to provide real help to our customers and members.”