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AT THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

Community and Charity Involvement

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We’re a community bank, with each of our stores rooted in the local community that it serves

Our customers and their needs always come first at Metro Bank. We’re a community bank, with each of our stores rooted in the local community that it serves.

Being a socially responsible and ethical organisation matters to us – it underpins our culture and how we conduct ourselves every day. This means we’re honest, consistent and transparent with our customers, and focus on providing the very best service and convenience.

Metro Bank is a retail and business bank, committed to lending into communities. All of our lending is funded through customer deposits, we have no wholesale funding and no investment bank. This means we are just focused on our serving our customers.

Store Grand Openings

Store Grand Openings

Each time we open a store we are proud to be joining a new local community so we kick off  by celebrating with a bang! At each Store Grand Opening you’ll find fun events like stilt walkers, face painting, music and even performing dogs.

Kids Education Programme

Kids Education Programme

Just as we love to work closely with local people and businesses in our community, we want to pass on our passion for banking to all our customers – no matter how old they are.

We encourage young savers to join our Magic Money 5 for 5 club with special incentives. And we work with schools in the neighbourhood to give children an understanding of the basic principles of handling money through our Money Zone Programme. Our aim is to help students learn to manage their income and spending.

We make banking fun and convenient for all our customers, who are empowered to bank with us whenever, wherever and however they choose.

Business Networking

Business Networking

Each year we hold hundreds of local business networking events in our stores. These are opportunities to meet and network with fellow local entrepreneurs and to talk to us about how we can help you and your business. People like doing business with people they like – so get to know  the people who matter in your community.

Look at our upcoming events

Local Jobs

Local Jobs

When we open a store in a new area, we hire around 25 local people who are part of that community. We’re very proud that since our launch more than 2,000 new careers have been created for people around London and the South East, and this trend will only continue as we keep delivering amazing service. It’s the people who make a real difference to the customers and to their community with a friendly welcome in store.

For more information see our careers section.

Charity Partnerships

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day a cure is found, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Every day, Alzheimer’s Society works tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help and are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice. Let’s take on dementia together. 

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Place2Be

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. They currently reach a school population of 129,000 children and young people in 286 primary and secondary schools across the UK, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown and trauma. In addition to their work with children they have dedicated counselling for parents and provide training to school leaders and class teachers so they can best support their school communities.

How can you help?

 

If you’d like to donate to one of these worthwhile causes, simply visit one of our stores and count your coins using the Magic Money Machine. You’ll be given an option to donate the pennies from the total cash amount of your money to our charity partners.

Together, we can make a real difference to those affected by dementia and promote children’s mental wellbeing in our communities.

Thank you for your support.

 

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Switching your current account to Metro Bank is simple and hassle-free. And we guarantee to have it all done and dusted for you in 7 days.

BANKING WITH US

Same-day account opening

Apply in store and we'll print your card there and then. Having the right documents will help make the process go smoothly.

YOUNG SAVERS

Get into good habits

It's never too early to start saving. If you've got a special purchase in mind open a Young Savers account and watch your money grow.

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