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Changing the way Britain banks

We’ve built a different kind of high street bank. A bank with stores that are open when it suits you, where you can walk in without an appointment and leave with a working account, debit card and all. A bank that tells you exactly what you’re getting, in language that actually makes sense. A bank that puts you first.

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A fresh start to banking

Metro Bank first opened its doors in the summer of 2010, the first high street bank to open in the UK in over 100 years. 

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Bringing personal service back to banking

We’re here to help, just walk in at a time that’s right for you – no need to book an appointment. See our store opening hours.

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Banking. But better

We keep our products simple and we do the same for our rates and charges, so you’ll always know exactly what you’re getting. No more nasty surprises in the small print.

Award-winning service

Most Trusted Financial Provider (highly commended)

2018 Best Current Account provider

What we're all about

We're committed to making a difference and delivering a different type of banking for Britain.

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Committed to customer service

We are committed to providing you with unparalleled levels of service and convenience. This is why our stores are open early 'til late. We offer a super-quick account opening, on the spot card printing as well as a 24/7 London-based contact centre.

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Committed to kids

Kids matter at Metro Bank. Every year we help thousands of children take their first steps with money. We encourage them to save and count their coins using our Magic Money Machines and learn about budgeting with our financial education programme.

Committed to the community

It's really important to us that we give something back to the communities we serve. Every year we host thousands of charity and business networking events across our stores. We’re proud to partner with a leading charity to help support young people with cancer.

Explore Metro Bank

We want to keep banking simple so our products and services are as straightforward as possible.


Safe deposit boxes

Store your valuables and important documents in a safe and secure environment. We offer different size boxes from extra small to extra large.


Brilliant business banking

From sole traders to large corporations, there’s an account to fit your needs. And there’s a Local Business Manager in every store. See what we can do for your business.

Love your bank

Account switching

Switching your current account to Metro Bank is simple and easy. And we guarantee to have it done in 7 days.


Protecting your money

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