In 2010, Metro Bank (MTRO) became the first high street bank to be granted a license by the old Financial Services Authority (currently Financial Conduct Authority) in over 150 years. Its first branch opened just over a decade ago in Holborn and six years later it joined the stock exchange.
It was valued at £1.6bn on listing and from there the share price almost doubled, closing above 4,000p for a few days.
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