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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.


Love Your Bank at Last! Metro Bank arrives in Chiswick

The banking revolution gathers pace this week as Metro Bank continues with its 2012 expansion plans. The 18th and 19th of May sees Britain’s newest bank opening its 12th store in Chiswick, West London. Chiswick residents visiting the store will experience two days of entertainment including stilt walkers, popcorn, balloons and music as well as a new, convenient customer focused bank.


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.

March 2012


Metro Bank brings the banking revolution to High Wycombe

This weekend Metro Bank storms ahead with its 2012 expansion plans to open 10 new stores in the South East and create over 300 jobs, with the opening of its 11th store. High Wycombe residents who visit the store on Friday 16th March and Saturday 17th March will be entertained with a weekend of opening celebrations. The town will enjoy stilt walkers and popcorn, balloons and performing dogs as well as a new, convenient and customer focused store to do their banking.

February 2012


Metro Bank launches new online applications for Cash ISAs

Metro Bank has added to its range of services today by introducing online applications for two of its transparent and competitive products. For the first time customers outside of Greater London are now able to experience the benefits of being a Metro Bank customer by being able to apply for 3.25% online 1 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA and a 2.35% Instant Access Cash ISA, without the need to visit one of its stores.


Metro Bank calls for transparency of savings products

Metro Bank, Britain's revolutionary high street retail bank, today calls on other lenders to follow their lead by promoting transparency in their savings rates, and to stop offering teaser rates in order to attract deposits.

January 2012


Metro Bank announces 2012 expansion plans: 10 new stores to open in the South East, 300+ new hires

Metro Bank, Britain's revolutionary retail bank today announces its expansion plans for 2012. The bank plans to double their number of stores to 20 by opening 10 new stores across Greater London and the South East of England

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.


Metro Bank ends year on a high as tenth store opens in Hounslow

This week Metro Bank will hit double figures with its 10th store in Hounslow bringing seven day banking to thousands of new customers in West London. Everyone opening a new account will enjoy being able to use their debit and credit cards overseas without any charge from Metro Bank, whether they are withdrawing cash from an ATM or at point of sale*.


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