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Press Releases

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*.

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.


Metro Bank continues expansion as ninth store opens in Uxbridge

Metro Bank is taking the banking revolution to the bustling streets of Uxbridge, with the launch of its ninth store on the 28th and 29th of October. Local residents will enjoy stilt walkers, face painters, performing dogs and entertainment throughout the day to celebrate the arrival of Uxbridge’s newest bank.


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 celebrates one year anniversary with 0% credit card

Metro Bank, Britain’s first new High Street bank in over 100 years is celebrating its one year anniversary on Friday July 29th, by offering all new and existing customers a fantastic credit card offer. Metro Bank has launched a 0% MasterCard® for 12 months that will give customers 0% APR on purchases, balance transfers and cash advances.


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.


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