Metro Bank, the newest high street bank in more than 100 years, was last night named Bank of the Year at the prestigious City AM Awards 2013 in London.
The bank, which prides itself on offering customers the very best in service and convenience, beat off competition from a range of retail and investment banks to be awarded the top prize. It was praised by the panel for being innovative and ambitious.
Metro Bank continues its rapid expansion with the opening of its 22nd store on Cheapside in the City of London taking place next week. This will be followed by two more stores in Windsor and Edgware before the end of the year, and up to 12 stores to open in 2014. It now has more than 250,000 business and personal customer accounts, and recently announced third quarter results which saw record breaking growth across lending and deposits; year on year increases of 370% and 157% respectively.
Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive at Metro Bank said, “It’s an absolute honour to be recognised as the bank of the year at the City AM awards. We’re focused on offering the best in service and convenience to the communities that we serve and our thanks, as always, goes to our customers for their ongoing support.”