The opening of the first Wizards First Trust branch in London this month has incited new controversy in the ongoing debate about its stated intent to employ exclusively human staff.
Spokesperson for Wizards First Trust, Reginald Kneen, has described the new entrant to the banking sector as "the first and only truly viable alternative for customers who value selectivity and discretion when it comes to who handles their finances, and want to work with a face they can trust."
"WizFirst is committed to providing genuine competition in banking and consumer finance, which can only improve the customer experience across the board," Kneen says. Critics maintain that the organisation is capitalising on fear and discrimination to market their services and to diminish the role of goblins in mainstream wizarding society. Representatives of the bank declined to comment on whether part- or non-humans are able to open accounts.
In spite of the business' contentious reputation, WizFirst reported exceeding its expectations for new accounts in its first month, and has already begun planning to expand into Europe.