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Press Releases

September 2012


Anthony Thomson to step down as Metro Bank Chairman

The Metro Bank board will appoint a new Chairman by January 2013. Now beginning its third year, Metro Bank is growing rapidly in both consumer and business banking. Metro Bank has successfully completed three rounds of external funding; the most recent in June raised additional capital of £126 million to fuel expansion to 200 stores by 2020. Metro Bank’s growth plans include a public listing in 2014.


Metro Bank Appoints Managing Director of Commercial Banking

Metro Bank, Britain's revolutionary UK retail and commercial bank, has appointed Jason Oakley as Managing Director of Commercial Banking. Jason will be responsible for growing Metro Bank as a trusted adviser and lender to Greater London’s small and medium-sized companies. He will report into Chief Executive Craig Donaldson.


Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive of Metro Bank, comments on the FSA's new initiative to outlaw flawed sales bonuses that encourage miss-selling by bank branch staff

Metro Bank delivers a return to service, not sales. It’s time to put customers back at the heart of banking; a customer should feel valued every time they interact with their bank, whether they call them up, go online or walk through the door. The fact that we’re growing so quickly can attest to the fact that customers are looking for credible banking alternatives. It truly is time for a banking revolution.

June 2012


Kids Rock! Metro Bank provides fun entertainment day for families

On Saturday 30th June Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, will throw a free fun, interactive and educational Kids Rock! party for kids of all ages – and they’re inviting Londoners to join in the fun.


Metro Bank celebrates second year of success

The revolutionary bank now holds over 85,000 personal and business accounts The bank forecasts spending over £31 million in 2012 on technology infrastructure and further store launches including Romford, Reading and Hemel Hempstead Strong Non - Executive board now includes Luke Johnson and James Reuben


Metro Bank's official doggie treat revealed!

Dogs Rule at Metro Bank as Biscuit Challenge comes to a close after thousands of democratic doggies vote with their paws Award presented last night at glittering ceremony in Metro Bank’s Holborn store Bromley’s pooches submitted the highest number of votes


Everyone wants to work at Metro Bank!

Metro Bank, Britain’s newest and most revolutionary high street bank, today reveals that it has received over 40,000 applications for the 475 roles it has created in its 13 stores since its July 2010 launch. This number is set to increase as Metro Bank aims to recruit up to an extra 250 positions this year, and to grow to 200 stores by 2020.


Anthony Thomson Comments

Anthony Thomson, Chairman of Metro Bank, comments on the banking reform white paper released today: “Today’s White Paper on banking reform is an important step forward towards a new banking that supports lending to both businesses and families.

May 2012


Metro Bank helps London kids with their 1, 2, 3s

Launch of ‘Metro Money Zone’ will revolutionise financial education in London schools


Craig Donaldson Comments

Craig Donaldson, CEO of Metro Bank, the UK’s most revolutionary bank comments on reports that the Bank of England may call for the end of free banking


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