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October 2013


Metro Bank creates 1,000 new jobs in three years

Metro Bank, the revolutionary high street bank which earlier this month announced record third quarter growth, today announces it has created more than 1,000 career opportunities since its launch.


Metro Bank Private Banking wins at Spear's Awards

Metro Bank, the newest high street bank in more than 100 years, was last night named Wealth Management Innovator of the Year at the prestigious Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2013. The bank was also nominated in the Private Bank of the Year category.


Metro Bank reports record growth in third quarter

Metro Bank, the revolution in British banking, today announces its quarter three financial statement, to 30 September 2013


Time for a new bank: Metro Bank brings the banking revolution to Kingston

Metro Bank continues its fast paced expansion with the opening of its 21st store in Kingston upon Thames. To mark the opening, the UK’s most revolutionary bank will be holding two days of celebrations on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th October. Kingston residents and businesses visiting the store will experience an array of entertainment; including stilt walkers, face painting, performing dogs, balloons and music, as well as lots of free food and, most importantly, a new, convenient, customer focused bank.

September 2013


Metro Bank brings the revolution to Staines

Metro Bank Staines Grand Opening celebrations to take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September Amazing services for customers: store open seven days a week, 362 days a year, early and late; Magic Money Machines; Safe Deposit Boxes and much more


Metro Bank comments on today’s Funding for Lending figures

Craig Donaldson, CEO, Metro Bank: “Overall today’s Funding for Lending figures are once again disappointing for the industry. Despite a net lending increase in the quarter, overall lending since June 2012 remains flat, demonstrating a lack of commitment from many of the scheme’s participants to use FLS to boost lending to individuals and SMEs.

August 2013


Metro Bank Chairman wins Gold at International Business Awards

Metro Bank Founder and Chairman, Vernon Hill, has been awarded the Gold Stevie® Award in the Chairman of the Year Category at the 2013 International Business Awards (IBAs). The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards programme. They were created in 2003 to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and working people worldwide. This year’s awards, the 10th annual awards, were judged by more than 250 executives around the world.


Seven day switch to increase annual switching by over 90% in next decade

Current Account Switch Service could increase number of switchers by over a million people annually, from 1.3 million people a year (2012) to 2.5 million a year (2023) Additional reforms including account portability could more than triple (3.5x) switching rates annually in next 10 years New econometric research out today from Metro Bank reveals that the Government backed Current Account Switch Service (CASS) could substantially improve switching rates.


Metro Bank brings MORE to customers and communities

Metro Bank has today launched Metro Bank MORE; a new bespoke offers platform designed to bring MORE to customers and local businesses. The platform, which is freely available to all Metro Bank customers, brings specially designed deals to people across London and the South East. Customers are encouraged to select their local store and browse the ever-changing offers in their area. These include money off at local restaurants, dry cleaners, florists, gyms and much MORE. There is also a range of London-wide deals of which all customers can take advantage.


Metro Bank "The Entrepreneur's Bank" acquires SME Invoice Finance

London, 1 August 2013: Metro Bank, the newest high street bank in more than 100 years, is broadening its offering to business customers through the acquisition of SME Invoice Finance Limited (“SME”), which specialises in invoice discounting and factoring and cash-flow funding for businesses.


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