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Bank Accounts

Choose the account that's right for you

Get your Metro Bank account up and running in a single day. Pop into one of our stores any day of the week and walk out with a working bank card.

Can’t make it in? Jump online and have your card posted to you within a few days.

Current Account

Save time with our same-day account opening either in store or online. We can even switch all your accounts and direct debits from your old bank within 7 working days.

Cash Account

Get the flexibility of a card for payments while keeping things simple with our basic bank account.

Open your account online

You can join the revolution from anywhere in the UK with your email address, mobile number, a photo ID, device with a camera that is at least 4 megapixels and 3 years of address history.

You must be a UK, EU or Swiss national.

Resume opening your Current Account

Already started an online application for a Metro Bank Current Account?

Click the link to continue.

Come and see us today

Our stores are open early 'til late, meaning you can pop in when it suits you. We’re working hard to keep our store hours running smoothly, but some have temporarily changed due to covid-related colleague absences. For our current hours, click here.

Switching Guarantee logo

Switching to us is simple

Start feeling the Metro Bank difference right away. All we need are the details of your old account, including the account number, sort code, card number and the date you want the switch to take place – 7 working days in the future or later.

More information on switching

Independent service quality survey results | Personal

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask approximately 1000 customers of each of the 16 largest personal current account providers if they would recommend their provider to friends and family. The results represent the view of customers who took part in the survey.

Overall service qualityoverall-service-quality-chart---aug-2023.jpgSee the full personal service quality survey results

Award-winning products and services

We’ve won a lot of awards for our customer service, and we’re one of the most trusted banks on the high street.

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Safe deposit boxes

A safer spot

Never mind under a mattress or in a sock drawer – your valuables need proper security. We have 5 sizes of Safe Deposit Boxes available.

Banking with us

What I need to open an account

With our same-day account opening, you can apply in store and we'll print your card there and then. Having the right documents will help make the process go smoothly.


Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits with Metro Bank are protected by the FSCS.