Metropolitan Bank
and Trust Company -
New York

10 East 53rd Street,
New York, NY 10022

Telephone:
(212) 832-0855
(212) 832-0951

Facsimile:
(212) 832-0993
(212) 223-0916

Toll Free:
(800) 863-8762
(Outside NY, NJ & CT)


Corporate Information

The bank is a universal bank providing, on its own account and through other members of the Metrobank Group, a full range of banking and other financial services. The bank, through its expanding branch network, offers banking services throughout the Philippines, particularly to middle-market businesses and leading Philippine and multi-national corporations. Metrobank is the leading provider of trade finance in the country.

Metrobank has 822 local and international branches and offices under its aegis, the most extensive for a Filipino financial conglomerate. Outside the Philippines, it has branches and offices in 12 key cities: New York, Guam, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Pusan and London. The bank's overseas branch network has enabled it to service the fund remittances of countless Filipino overseas workers.

The New York Office was established in 1977 and became a full branch in 1984, moving to its present location in 1988.

The bank's international subsidiaries and affiliates include: Metro Remittance Center Inc. in the United States, Metrobank Bahamas and First Metro International Investment Company, Ltd. and MB Remittance Centre, Ltd. in Hong Kong.

Metrobank was listed as one of the Asia's 200 leading companies by the December 2000 issue of Far Eastern Economic Review, and was named most outstanding commercial bank in the country by the Consumers' Union of the Philippines

Metrobank was established in 1962 in Binondo, Manila by a group of businessmen led by Mr. George S.K. Ty who is currently the bank's chairman of the board and single biggest shareholder. Its present head quarters are at Metrobank Plaza located on Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, the Philippines' financial center.

The Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank) is the flagship company of the Metrobank Group, the country's largest financial conglomerate, with 532.86 billion in consolidated resources as of Dec. 31, 2004. Metrobank has a net worth of PhP52.52 billion as of the same period.