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Press Releases

May 2012


Metro Bank appoints Senior HR Director

Metro Bank, Britain's revolutionary high street retail bank, has appointed Danielle Harmer to the newly created role of HR Director. Danielle will be responsible for leading Metro Bank’s HR team, with responsibility for staffing, recruitment and development training. Danielle joins the bank on May 18th, and will report into Chief Executive Craig Donaldson.


Dogs Get the Vote

Metro Bank’s CCO (Chief Canine Officer) Sir Duffield has today laid down a challenge for his doggie friends, and invited them to cast a vote for their favourite biscuit. The most popular biscuit on the 31st of May will be named as the official Metro Bank Dog Biscuit and win pride of place in Metro Bank stores.

April 2012


Metro Bank and London Fire Brigade to hold fun fire safety event

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, has teamed up with the London Fire Brigade to throw a free fun, interactive and educational ‘Kids Rock!' party for kids of all ages.

December 2011


Metro Bank is accepted under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Metro Bank adds another string to its bow and reinforces its commitment to helping SMEs grow. Metro Bank has been accepted under the government backed Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG), just 16 months after it first opened its doors. The loan guarantee scheme is intended to facilitate additional bank lending to SMEs and will come into effect for Metro Bank from 1 January 2012.

October 2011


Metro Bank appoints James Reuben to board

Metro Bank today announces the appointment of James Reuben to their board as a non-executive director.


One of the UKs most successful entrepreneurs joins the board of Metro Bank as it continues to reinvent UK banking

Metro Bank is excited to announce the appointment of Luke Johnson to their board as a non-executive director. This appointment comes as Metro Bank prepares to open their ninth store in Uxbridge and celebrates opening over 37,000 accounts.

September 2011


Metro Bank proved it is top dog by winning an award in the Kennel Club's prestigious Open for Dogs Competition 2011

July 2011


The UK banking revolution one year on: Metro Bank celebrates its first birthday.

Metro Bank celebrates with over 25,000 accounts opened in its first year The revolution gathers momentum as store openings accelerate Metro Bank gives commercial customers “Local Lending” Metro Bank says “Thank You”


Metro Bank accelerates SME lending as banks abandon micro businesses and focus on larger SMEs

British ‘micro businesses’ are being let down by their business banks, according to a new research report amongst UK SMEs from Metro Bank. While 43% of larger SMEs (with between 50 and 250 employees) have regular access to a business banking manager, only 16% of micro businesses (under 10 employees) are given this support.

May 2011


Metro Bank's Dogs Rule Weekend was a resounding success

The dog friendly 2 day event, which was held in partnership with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, attracted huge interest in both the Bank as well as the opportunity to adopt one of the wonderful dogs from Battersea. Metro Bank opened 204 new accounts of which 74 were customers who had brought their dog (and a couple of cats) in with them to enjoy the party atmosphere.


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