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Press Releases

February 2013


Metro Bank welcomes increased focus on Current Account Switching: "This will kick other banks into gear"

Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive of Metro Bank comments on today’s announcement from the Chancellor on the introduction of the seven day switch: “We welcome today’s increased focus on switching in the current account market. The ‘seven day switch’ is an important move that will do great good by increasing public confidence in the switching process. Customers tell us that they’re worried about the process, when in fact it is straightforward and simple, and we believe that it’s this lack of confidence that is significantly holding up movement in the market.

January 2013


Metro Bank appoints Vernon Hill as Chairman

As Founder and Vice Chairman, Vernon Hill has been instrumental through Metro Bank’s successful launch and the subsequent explosive growth of the UK’s most customer focused high street Bank. Metro Bank launched in July 2010, and currently has 15 stores open in London and the South East.

October 2012


Metro Bank announced as banking partner for Government SME lending scheme

Metro Bank has been announced as a primary banking partner for the Government backed GrowthAccelerator initiative. In a speech today, Business Secretary Vince Cable announced that Metro Bank will support up to £100 million in lending for applicable growing small and medium sized enterprises.

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


Metro Bank launches intermediary mortgage proposition

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, today announces a move into intermediary mortgages. This pilot programme will provide residential mortgages for properties in London and the South East.


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


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