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Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Metro Bank PLC

Half-year Report

RNS Number : 6395V
Metro Bank PLC
24 July 2018
 

 

Metro Bank PLC

H1 Trading Update 2018

 July 24, 2018

 

 

METRO BANK'S HALF YEAR PROFIT QUADRUPLES YEAR-ON-YEAR

AS CUSTOMERS CONTINUE TO JOIN THE REVOLUTION

 

Metro Bank PLC (LSE: MTRO LN)

 

H1 Highlights

·      Continued strong deposit growth of £2,067m, up 40% year-on-year to £13.7b

·      Net deposit growth per store per month of £6.2m ($8.2m) in H1 2018 representing annualised deposit growth per store of £74m ($99m)

·      Record lending growth of £2,393m, up 55% year-on-year to £12.0b, leading to a loan to deposit ratio of 87%, already within our 2020 and 2023 target range.

·      Underlying profit before tax1 at £24.1m ($32.0m), a four-fold increase from £6.0m ($8.0m) in H1 2017, and exceeding the £20.8m ($27.7m) total in full year 2017

·      Successful inaugural debt issuance raising £250m of Tier 2 capital

·      201,000 increase in customer accounts in the six months from 31 December 2017 to 1,418,000

·      Opened a new store in Watford in June as well as Southampton in July, growing the network to 57. On track to open 12 new locations in 2018, with eight stores already in build

·      Further growth supported by proposed equity capital raise announced separately today

Note: All figures contained in this trading update are unaudited. All figures in US$ have been translated at a rate of $1.33 to the £.

 

 

£ in millions

30

June

2018

30

June

2017

Change From

H1 17

31 December

2017

Change From

H2 17







Assets

£19,135

£13,094

46%

£16,355

17%

Loans

£12,013

£7,750

55%

£9,620

25%

Deposits

£13,736

£9,805

40%

£11,669

18%

Loan to Deposit ratio

87%

79%


82%

 

 







£ in millions

H1 18

H1 17

Change From

H1 17

H2 17

Change From

H2 17







Total Revenue

£189.8

£131.1

45%

£162.6

17%

Underlying Profit before tax1

£24.1

£6.0

301%

£15.5

55%

Statutory Profit before tax

£20.8

£4.4

373%

£14.3

45%

Customer NIM

2.22%

2.17%

5bp

2.22%

--

Customer NIM + fees

2.68%

2.67%

1bp

2.71%

(3bp)

Net interest margin

1.85%

1.97%

(12bp)

1.91%

(6bp)







Underlying EPS- basic

20.6p

3.7p

457%

13.4p

54%

Underlying EPS- diluted

20.1p

3.6p

458%

13.2p

52%

1. Underlying profit before tax excludes Listing Share Awards, the FSCS levy, impairment of property, plant & equipment ("PPE") and intangible assets, and costs relating to the RBS alternative remedies package application. Underlying profit after tax for H2 17 also excludes the effect of changes in the tax rate on the deferred tax asset. Statutory Profit after tax is included in the Profit and Loss Account.

 

Craig Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer at Metro Bank said:

"Almost eight years to the day we opened the doors to our first store and I'm delighted with the momentum demonstrated by the performance in the first half of 2018.  We have delivered a 55% growth in lending and 40% growth in deposits year-on-year, and welcomed a record 201,000 new customer accounts.  Every day, every month and every quarter Metro Bank continues to win customers and grow through our disruptive service-led model.

 

"Our investment in the customer experience continues, delivering the best in store, online and mobile banking. So far this year we have opened two new stores - Southampton and Watford - with a further eight in build and over 20 more in the pipeline, and launched our online Current Account opening service.  This month, we launched our developer portal, which opens up our banking platform to third parties to develop products and services to help make customers' lives easier. Our AI-powered money management service 'Insights' will also be available to customers using our banking app in the coming weeks. This commitment to meeting the digital and physical needs of our customers continues to attract new FANS every day."

 

 

Vernon Hill, Chairman and Founder at Metro Bank, added:

"From a standing start of literally zero, we have won over 1.4 million customer accounts from the big banks, proving British consumers and businesses are turning their backs on poor customer experience and demanding more. Our blend of service, convenience and award winning technology is not just attracting new customers in London and the South, it is helping to make us famous across the UK. The Revolution goes from strength to strength."

 

 

Financial highlights for the Half Year Ended 30 June 2018

 

 

Deposits

 

·     Total deposits increased to £13,736m as at 30 June 2018, up from £11,669m at 31 December 2017 and £9,805m at 30 June 2017; representing year-on-year growth of 40% and 18% growth in the last six months. Deposits from commercial customers continue to be strong, representing 54% of 30 June 2018 total deposits (31 December 2017: 53%).

 

·     Net deposit growth per store per month of £6.2m in H1 2018, representing annualised deposit growth per store of £74m ($99m).

 

·     Comparative store deposit growth (a "like for like" measure of deposit growth using deposit numbers from stores that have been operating for more than a full year) is 37%.

 

·     Continued growth in current accounts, largely non-interest bearing, now comprise 31% of total deposits. Online current account opening has complemented the store network.

 

 

 

 

 

 

£ in millions

30

June

2018

30

June

2017

Change From

H1 17

31 December

2017

Change From

H2 17







Demand: current accounts

£4,238

£2,998

41%

£3,682

15%

Demand: savings accounts

£6,155

£4,715

31%

£5,303

16%

Fixed term: savings accounts

£3,343

£2,092

60%

£2,684

25%

Deposits from customers

£13,736

£9,805

40%

£11,669

18%







Deposits from customers includes:

 






Deposits from retail customers

£6,381

£4,750

34%

£5,476

17%

Deposits from corporate customers

£7,355

£5,055

45%

£6,193

19%

 

·     Cost of deposits of 57bps in H1 2018 (H1 2017: 57bps). Quarter-on-quarter cost of deposits rose 3bps to 59bps due to an increased customer preference for fixed deposits over variable as expectations of a base rate increase reduced. We expect cost of deposits to stabilise around this level over the year, absent any base rate movements.

 

 

Loans

·     Total net loans increased to £12,013m as of 30 June, up from £9,620m at 31 December 2017 and £7,750m at 30 June 2017; an uplift of 25% in the half year and 55% year-on-year. Loans to commercial customers represent 32% of total lending as of 30 June 2018 (31 December 2017: 33%).

 

·     Loan to deposit ratio increased to 87% (31 December 2017: 82%), already within our 2020 and 2023 target range, driven by record organic lending growth of over £1bn in Q2 18 and supported by £523m portfolio acquisition in Q1 18.

 

£ in millions

30

June 2018

30

June

2017

Change From

H1 17

31 December

2017

Change From

H2 17







Gross Loans and advances to customers

£12,053

£7,760

55%

£9,635

25%

Less: allowance for impairment2

£(40)

£(10)

288%

£(15)

167%

Net Loans and advances to customers

£12,013

£7,750

55%

£9,620

25%







Gross loans and advances to customers includes:






Commercial and business loans

£3,905

£2,611

50%

£3,187

23%

Residential mortgages

£7,889

£4,948

59%

£6,231

27%

Consumer and other loans

£259

£201

29%

£217

19%

 

2. The allowance for impairment is calculated under IAS 39 as at 30 June 2017 and 31 December 2017, and under IFRS 9 at 30 June 2018.

 

 

Credit

 

·     Asset quality remains strong as we grow. Non-performing loans reduced to 0.17% of the portfolio (31 December 2017: 0.27%). Cost of risk remained low at 0.08% in the six months to 30 June 2018 (H1 2017: 0.12%).

 

·     Loan portfolio remains highly collateralised, with average debt to value ("DTV") of 59% for residential mortgages and 61% for commercial loans.

 

 

Profit and Loss Account

 

·     Underlying profit before tax has grown 301% year-on-year to £24.1m, quadrupling from £6.0m in the six months to 30 June 2017. Statutory profit before tax of £20.8m has grown 373% compared to £4.4m in H1 2017.

 

·     Underlying earnings per share of 20.6p in H1 2018 (H1 2017: 3.7p), a year-on-year increase of 457%.

 

·     Improvement in underlying Cost:Income ratio to 85% in H1 2018 from 88% in H2 2017 and 93% in H1 2017 driven by strong positive P&L "jaws", with total revenue up 45% year-on-year and operating expenses up 33%.

 

·     Customer net interest margin increased to 2.22% (H1 2017: 2.17%). Quarter-on-quarter competitive pressures on mortgage yields, combined with an increased cost of deposits, resulted in Customer NIM declining 4bps. We expect the market to remain competitive on lending yields but anticipate that fees will start to increase with the launch of more services to business customers in H2 2018. Net interest margin for H1 2018 was 1.85%.

 

 

Capital

 

·     Capital ratios remain robust. Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1") as a percentage of risk weighted assets is 12.7%, currently exceeding our Tier 1 regulatory minimum of 9.7%3. Risk weighted assets at 30 June 2018 were £6,944m. The Regulatory Leverage ratio is 4.6%.

 

·     Successful completion of a £250m Tier 2 debt raise supports growth, diversifies our capital base and helps to deliver a total capital ratio of 16.2% as at 30 June 2018, in excess of our current regulatory minimum of 12.1%3.

 

·     Further growth supported by proposed equity capital raise announced separately today. This will enhance already robust capital ratios.

 

·     Our Pillar 2A requirement of 1.7% is currently under review with the PRA. We anticipate receiving capital relief as part of the Pillar 2A offset, in effect temporarily reducing the regulatory minimum and hence increasing management buffers, ahead of transitioning to the advanced internal ratings based approach (AIRB) on residential mortgages, expected H2 2019.

 

·     Whilst our target CET1 ratio remains >12%, as we trend towards AIRB implementation we will have sufficient management buffers to be comfortable between 11-12%.

 

3. Based on current capital requirements, excluding any confidential PRA buffer, if applicable

 

 

Customer Experience

 

·     Brand recognition in London remains consistently high at 88%. Across the UK, brand recognition has risen to 58% according to a recent independent survey conducted by YouGov4.

 

·     Launch of developer portal for open banking. Built in collaboration with Apigee (Google), this enables third-parties to build new and innovative services on top of our platform using APIs, creating more choice and opportunities for customers.

 

·     Expanded the network with store openings in Watford and Southampton. A further ten stores are planned for 2018, with eight currently in build from Bristol to Northampton, and more than 20 in the pipeline.

 

·     Award winning current account opening online continues apace, named Retail Banker's 2018 "Best Digital Onboarding Strategy", with c.70% of accounts opened around the existing store network.

 

·     Created c.400 new jobs as we continue to invest in our colleagues and our culture, and celebrated being named in Glassdoor's "2018 Best Places to Work."

 

·     Our bid application for the RBS alternative remedies package is complete and we are ready to submit once the process commences in November. This presents a huge opportunity for us to accelerate both our offering and reach across the UK and to deliver real choice for SMEs.

 

4. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc and are taken from four surveys. Total sample size was 1006 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 10-12 July 2018. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all London adults (aged 18+). Total sample size was 2079 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 10-11 July 2018. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

 

Summary

 

·     Momentum in the business progresses as the bank grows from strength to strength. We reiterate our 2020 and 2023 targets, apart from a revised 2020 ROE target of c11.5% (from c14%), reflecting the proposed growth capital raise.



Metro Bank PLC

Summary Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account

(Unaudited)


Annual Growth Rate

2018

2017

Balance Sheet

30-Jun

30-Jun

31-Dec



£'m

£'m

£'m

Assets





Loans and advances to customers

55%

12,013

7,750

9,620

Treasury assets5


6,453

4,827

6,127

Other assets6


669

517

608

Total assets

46%

19,135

13,094

16,355






Liabilities





Deposits from customers

40%

13,736

9,805

11,669

Deposits from banks


3,801

1,823

3,321

Debt securities


249

-

-

Other liabilities


252

654

269

Total liabilities


18,038

12,282

15,259

Total shareholder's equity


1,097

812

1,096

Total equity and liabilities


19,135

13,094

16,355

 

5. Comprises investment securities, cash & balances with the Bank of England, and loans and advances to banks

6. Comprises property, plant & equipment, intangible assets and other assets


Annual Growth Rate

2018

2017

Profit & Loss Account-Half Yearly

H1

H1



£'000

£'000





Net interest income


156,349

107,442

Fee and other income


28,806

22,332

Net gains on sale of securities


4,632

1,331

Total revenue

45%

189,787

131,105





Operating costs

33%

(161,639)

(121,443)

Credit impairment charges


(4,076)

(3,658)





Underlying profit before tax

301%

24,072

6,004





Underlying taxation


(5,867)

(1,556)





Underlying profit after tax

309%

18,205

4,448





Listing Share Awards


(552)

(744)

FSCS levy (net of tax)


(546)

(602)

Impairment of property, plant & equipment and intangible assets


(557)

-

Costs relating to RBS alternative remedies package application


(1,382)

-

Statutory profit after tax

389%

15,168

3,102





Underlying earnings per share - basic

457%

20.6p

3.7p

Underlying earnings per share - diluted

458%

20.1p

3.6p

 

 


Annual Growth Rate

2018

2017

Profit & Loss Account-Quarterly

Q2

Q1

Q2



£'000

£'000

£'000






Net interest income


81,358

74,991

56,996

Fee and other income


14,698

14,108

11,440

Net gains on sale of securities


1,972

2,660

733

Total revenue

42%

98,028

91,759

69,169






Operating costs

30%

(82,126)

(79,513)

(63,040)

Credit impairment charges


(1,809)

(2,267)

(2,098)






Underlying profit before tax

250%

14,093

9,979

4,031






Underlying taxation


(3,647)

(2,220)

(1,071)






Underlying profit after tax

253%

10,446

7,759

2,960






Listing Share Awards


(236)

(316)

(391)

FSCS levy (net of tax)


(546)

-

(554)

Impairment of property, plant & equipment and intangible assets


(121)

(436)

-

Costs relating to RBS alternative remedies package application


(792)

(590)

-

Statutory profit after tax

334%

8,751

6,417

2,015






Underlying earnings per share - basic

219%

11.8p

8.8p

3.7p

Underlying earnings per share - diluted

219%

11.5p

8.6p

3.6p

 

Analyst and investor call

An analyst and investor call will be held as follows:

 

Date: Wednesday 25th July 2018

Time: 2.00pm (BST)

From the UK dial: 0800 358 9473 (Toll Free)

From the US dial: +1 855 85 70686 (Toll Free)

Participant Pin: 84757500#

URL for other international dial in numbers: http://events.arkadin.com/ev/docs/NE_W2_TF_Events_International_Access_List.pdf

An operator will assist you in joining the call.

 

For more information, please contact:

Metro Bank PLC Investor Relations

Jo Roberts

+44 (0) 20 3402 8900

[email protected]

 

Metro Bank PLC Media Relations

Tina Coates/Deborah Lewis

+44 (0) 7811 246016/ +44 (0) 7811 994 554

[email protected] 

Martin Pengelley/ Latika Shah

Tulchan Communications

+44 (0)7718 967 508/+44 (0)7950 671 948

[email protected] 

 

ENDS

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank is the revolution in British banking. It is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience and was awarded 'Best All Round Personal Finance Provider' at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2018, as well as

'Most Trusted Financial Provider' at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards in 2016 and 2017 and 'Best Financial Provider' at the Evening Standard Business Awards 2017. It is also recognised by Glassdoor in its 'Best Place to Work UK 2018' top 50 list.

Offering retail, business, commercial and private banking services, it prides itself on using technology to give customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that's through its growing network of stores open seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, 362 days a year;  on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres manned by people not machines; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app: the bank offers customers real choice.

The bank employs over 3,000 colleagues and is headquartered in Holborn, London. 

Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. 'Metrobank' is the registered trade mark of Metro Bank PLC.

It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk.

All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

 

Metro Bank PLC

 

Interim Report

 

Six months ended 30 June 2018

 


Contents

Company Information

2

Key Highlights

3

Business and Financial Review

4

Principal Risks and Uncertainties

7



Directors' Responsibility Statement

9

Independent Review Report to Metro Bank PLC

10



Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

12

Condensed consolidated balance sheet

13

Condensed consolidated cash flow statement

14

Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

15

Notes to the financial statements

16

 


Company Information

Board of Directors

About Metro Bank

Metro Bank is the revolution in British banking. It is celebrated for its exceptional customer experience and was awarded 'Best All Round Personal Finance Provider' at the Moneynet Personal Finance Awards 2018, as well as 'Most Trusted Financial Provider' at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards in 2016 and 2017 and 'Best Financial Provider' at the Evening Standard Business Awards 2017. It is also recognised by Glassdoor in its 'Best Place to Work UK 2018' top 50 list.

Offering retail, business, commercial and private banking services, it prides itself on using technology to give customers the choice to bank however, whenever and wherever they choose. Whether that's through its growing network of stores open seven days a week, from early in the morning to late at night, 362 days a year;  on the phone through its UK-based 24/7 contact centres manned by people not machines; or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app; the bank offers customers real choice.

The bank employs over 3,000 colleagues and is headquartered in Holborn, London. 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro Bank PLC. Registered in England and Wales. Company number: 6419578. Registered office: One Southampton Row, London, WC1B 5HA. 'Metrobank' is the registered trade mark of Metro Bank PLC.

It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Most relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. For further information about the Scheme refer to the FSCS website www.fscs.org.uk.

All Metro Bank products are subject to status and approval.

Metro Bank PLC is an independent UK bank - it is not affiliated with any other bank or organisation (including the METRO newspaper or its publishers) anywhere in the world. Please refer to Metro Bank using the full name.


Chairman

Vernon W. Hill II


Non-Executive Directors

Stuart Bernau

Keith Carby

Roger Farah

Lord Howard Flight

Alastair (Ben) Gunn (Senior Independent Director)

Gene Lockhart

Monique Melis

Sir Michael Snyder


Executive Directors

Craig Donaldson - Chief Executive Officer

Mike Brierley - Chief Financial Officer (Resigned 29 March 2018)

David Arden - Chief Financial Officer (Appointed 29 March 2018)


Company Secretary

Mike Brierley (Resigned 29 March 2018)

David Arden (Appointed 29 March 2018)


Registered Office

One Southampton Row

London

WC1B 5HA


Independent Auditors

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors

7 More London Riverside

London

SE1 2RT


Registered Number

6419578


www.metrobankonline.co.uk

 

Key Highlights

The following metrics represent the core key performance indicators for the bank:


6m to 30 June 2018

6m to 30 June 2017

Change

6m to 31 December 2017

Change

Profit and loss (6 months)






Underlying profit before tax1

£24.1m

£6.0m

301%

£15.5m

56%

Statutory profit before tax

£20.8m

£4.4m


£14.3m


Total income

£189.8m

£131.1m

45%

£162.6m

17%

Total operating expenses

£164.9m

£123.0m

34%

£143.8m

15%

Net interest margin in period

1.85%

1.97%


1.91%


Average cost of deposits in period

0.57%

0.57%


0.51%









30 June 2018

30 June 2017

Change

31 December 2017

Change

Customer data






Customer loans

£12,013m

£7,750m

55%

£9,620m

25%

Ratio retail customers: commercial customers

68%:32%

66%:34%


67%:33%


Customer deposits

£13,736m

£9,805m

40%

£11,669m

18%

Ratio retail customers: commercial customers

46%:54%

48%:52%


47%:53%


Loan to deposit ratio

87%

79%

8pp

82%

5pp







Asset quality






Non-performing loans to period-end loans

0.17%

0.26%

9bp

0.27%

10bp

Loan loss reserve to non-performing loans

199%

50%


55%


Loan loss reserve to total loans

0.33%

0.13%

(20bp)

0.15%

(17bp)

Cost of risk

0.08%

0.12%

4bp

0.11%

3bp







Capital ratios






Common Equity Tier 1 ("CET1") ratio

12.7%

13.5%


15.3%


Regulatory leverage ratio

4.6%

4.9%


5.5%


Capital as %age deposits

8%

8%


10%


Capital as %age of total assets

6%

6%


7%


Total assets

£19,135m

£13,094m

46%

£16,355m

17%

Customer accounts have increased from 1,217,000 on 31 December 2017 to 1,418,000 at 30 June 2018

 

Customer loans:

£12,013m

Customer deposits: £13,736m

Number of stores2:

56

 

1.     Underlying profit before tax excludes Listing Share Awards, the FSCS levy (included when reporting on a full year basis), impairment of property, plant & equipment ("PPE") and intangible assets, and costs relating to the RBS alternative remedies package application

2.     56 stores at 30 June 2018; our 57th store in Southampton opened on 20 July 2018.

                                                                                                                               


Business and financial review

We are delighted to report our results for the first six months of 2018.  Once again this has been another exceptional period of growth driven by the strength of our model and our focus on the integration of stores and technology to create FANS. 

Our continued investment has helped to deliver a statutory profit before tax of £20.8 million for the first six months of 2018, quadruple the same period last year and already greater than our full year 2017 profit.

Income statement review

Summary income statement

Half year to 30 June 2018

Half year to 30 June 2017

Growth

 

£'million

£'million

 

Net interest income

156.3

107.4


Fee, commission and other income

28.9

22.3


Net gains on sale of investment securities

4.6

1.3


Total income

189.8

131.0

45%

Operating expenses

(141.1)

(105.5)

34%

Depreciation and amortisation

(20.5)

(15.9)


Impairment of property, plant & equipment

(0.6)

-


Costs relating to RBS alternative remedies application

(1.3)

-


Listing Share Awards

(0.6)

(0.7)


FSCS levy

(0.8)

(0.8)


Credit impairment charges

(4.1)

(3.7)


Profit before tax

20.8

4.4

371%

Taxation

(5.6)

(1.3)


Profit after tax

15.2

3.1

389%

 

Total operating income increased 45% to £189.8 million (six months to 30 June 2017: £131.1 million) driven by strong lending volumes and supported by an increase in the loan to deposit ratio which rose to 87% as at 30 June 2018 (79% at 30 June 2017).

 

Cost of deposits remained flat at 0.57% in the six months to 30 June 2018 (0.57% six months to 30 June 2017) despite the base rate rise in November 2017.

 

Customer net interest margin increased to 2.22% (six months to 30 June 2017: 2.17%) reflecting an increased loan to deposit ratio.  We note that the market has been and is expected to remain competitive on lending yields. Net interest margin for the six months to 30 June 2018 was 1.85% (six months to 30 June 2017: 1.97%) reflecting increased drawings from the Term Funding Scheme.

 

Operating expenses rose by 34% reflecting significant investment in technology, stores and colleagues as we build the bank for the long term. The biggest driver of cost growth was people costs as we created c.400 new jobs and continued to invest in our culture.  This was reflected in being named in Glassdoor's "2018 Best Places to Work".  We have also incurred costs associated with regulatory projects and our bid for the RBS alternative resolutions fund (separately disclosed in our income statement).

 

 



Balance sheet review

Summary balance sheet

30 June

 2018

31 December 2017

Growth

Assets

£'million

£'million


Cash and balances with the Bank of England

1,994

2,112


Loans and advances to banks

89

100


Loans and advances to customers

12,013

9,620

25%

Investment securities

4,370

3,915


Property, plant and equipment

356

328


Intangible assets

176

148


Other assets

137

132


Total assets

19,135

16,355

17%

Liabilities

 

 


Deposits from customers

13,736

11,669

18%

Deposits from banks

3,801

3,321


Debt securities

249

-


Other liabilities

253

269


Total liabilities

18,039

15,259


Total shareholders' equity

1,096

1,096


 

We continue to be focussed on diversified deposit growth in order to fund high quality customer loans.  Deposits from customers were £13,736 million at 30 June 2018 up 18% since 31 December 2017. Deposits from commercial customers now represent 54% (31 December 2017: 53%) of deposits and current account deposits represent 31% of the book (31 December 2017: 32%).

 

This increase in deposits enabled us to fund lending growth.  Loans and advances to customers have increased 25% to £12,013 million (31 December 2017: £9,620 million) driven primarily through organic lending. In addition we purchased a portfolio of UK mortgages for total consideration of £523 million in March 2018. The purchased portfolio consists predominantly of seasoned mortgages and has a similar credit risk profile to our existing loan book.

 

We drew down a further £480m from the TFS before it closed in February. Our business model continues to be primarily that of a deposit-led bank - with more deposits than loans.

 

During the six months to June 2018, property, plant and equipment increased by 9% reflecting our continued investment in stores. During the period we opened our 56th store in Watford followed by our 57th in Southampton in July. We are on track to open a further 10 stores in 2018, with eight already in build, and we have a pipeline of 20 further sites.  In 2018 we have continued to expand our digital infrastructure.  We launched our developer portal for open banking; built in collaboration with Apigee (Google), this enables third-parties to build new and innovative services on top of our platform using APIs, creating more choice and opportunities for customers.  Our award winning current account opening online, named Retail Banker's 2018 "Best Digital Onboarding Strategy", continues apace with c.70% of accounts opened around the existing store network.

 

The credit quality of our lending book remains high, with a cost of risk of 0.08% at 30 June 2018, compared to 0.12% for the same period last year. On 1 January 2018 the Group adopted IFRS 9.  This resulted in an increase in credit impairment provisions of £22.7 million as we moved from an incurred loss model for calculating impairments to an expected loss model.  The model assumptions set out in our 2017 Annual Report and Accounts continue to be applied.  We have not noted a significant increase in our cost of risk as a result of adopting IFRS 9, although we do expect to see increased volatility going forward.

 

Capital structure

We are committed to maintaining a strong capital base under both existing and future regulatory requirements. On 18 June 2018 the Group raised £250 million of subordinated Tier 2 debt which provides additional regulatory capital in order to help facilitate growth. We intend to support further growth through a proposed equity capital raise announced upon release of this report.

 

Capital ratios remain above regulatory requirements. Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1") as a percentage of risk weighted assets is 12.7% as at 30 June 2018 exceeding our Tier 1 regulatory minimum of 9.7%1. Our total capital ratio at 30 June 2018 was 16.2%, in excess of our current regulatory minimum of 12.1%1. The Regulatory Leverage ratio was 4.6%.

 

In the medium term we have the opportunity to achieve greater capital efficiency through applying an advanced internal ratings based ("AIRB") to calculating credit risk capital requirements. Our AIRB application for residential mortgages was submitted earlier in the year, with transition expected in the second half of 2019. 

 

Going concern

These financial statements are prepared on a going concern basis, as the Directors are satisfied that the both the Group and parent company have the resources to continue in business for the foreseeable future.  In making this assessment, the Directors considered a wide range of information relating to present and future conditions, including future projections of profitability, cash flows and capital resources.

 

Looking ahead

As we approach our eighth birthday we celebrate yet another AMAZEING year. Looking ahead we expect to maintain momentum by continuing to provide a credible alternative to the incumbent banks. This includes submitting our bid for the RBS alternative remedies package which will help accelerate our offering to small and medium sized businesses, an area of the market which remains underserved.

 

We will be continuing to invest in the customer experience through the opening of a further 10 stores in 2018 in addition to the delivery of new digital and technological capabilities starting with the launch of our AI-powered money management service 'Insights', and "walk out trading" enabling businesses to start accepting card payments in a matter of hours of account opening.

 

Our unrelenting commitment to meeting the digital and physical needs of our customers and our unparalleled culture will ensure we continue to generate FANS in record numbers. This will in turn ensure our deposits and low risk lending continue to grow delivering sustained increases in profitability.

 

 

Craig Donaldson

Chief Executive Officer

24 July 2018 

 

1.   Regulatory minimums of 9.7% and 12.1% are based on current capital requirements excluding any confidential PRA buffer, if applicable.

 

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

There has been no significant change to our business model, risk management framework or risk appetite during the six month period ended 30 June 2018.

A detailed description of the principal risks and uncertainties to which the Group is exposed, along with the Group's approach to mitigating these risk, is set out in the Risk Factors and Management on pages 30 to 37 of the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.  These risks include:

·     strategic risk - the risk that Metro Bank fails to achieve short and long term business objectives;

·     credit risk - the risk of financial loss due to an obligor's failure to meet the terms of any contract or otherwise fail to perform as agreed;

·     market risk - the risk that changes in market factors, such as interest rates or prices of investment securities, will affect the Group's income or the value of its holdings of financial instruments;

·     liquidity risk - the risk that the Group will encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with its financial liabilities that are settled by delivering cash or another financial asset;

·     conduct risk - the risk that our operating model, culture or actions result in unfair outcomes for customers;

·     compliance and regulatory risk - the risk of financial loss or reputational damage due to regulatory fines or penalties, restriction or suspension of business, or cost of mandatory corrective action as a result of failing to adhere to applicable laws, regulations and supervisory guidance;

·     operational risk - the risk of direct or indirect loss from failed or inadequate processes, people or systems, or exposure to external events; and

·     financial crime - the risk of financial loss or reputational damage due to regulatory fines or penalties, restriction or suspension of business, or cost of mandatory corrective action as a result of failing to comply with prevailing legal and regulatory requirements relating to financial crime.

During the six months to 30 June 2018, the Group has identified one new principal risk that will impact the remaining six months of the year, namely:

·     model risk - the potential for adverse consequences from decisions based on incorrect or misused model outputs and reports, which can lead to financial loss, poor business and strategic decisions, or damage to a bank's reputation.

The Board has ultimate responsibility for setting the Group's strategy, corporate objectives and risk appetite. The strategy and risk appetite take into consideration the interests of customers, shareholders and other stakeholders. The Board specifically approves the level of risk which the Group is willing to accept, and ensures there is an adequate framework in place for the reporting and management of those risks. It is responsible for maintaining an appropriate control environment to manage the principal risks, and for ensuring the capital and liquidity resources are adequate to achieve the Group's objectives within risk appetite.

The Board has delegated responsibility for reviewing the effectiveness of the Group's internal controls to the Audit Committee. The Audit Committee monitors and considers the internal control environment focusing on operational risks, internal and external audits and credit assurance, and is assisted in its oversight role by Internal Audit. Internal Audit undertakes both regular and ad hoc reviews of risk management controls and procedures, the results of which are reported to the Audit Committee.

 

The Risk Oversight Committee assists the Board in providing leadership, direction, and oversight with regard to the Group's risk governance and management, and also assists the Board in fostering a culture within the Group that emphasises and demonstrates the benefits of a risk-based approach to risk management and internal control.

The Group's risk management policies are established to identify and analyse the risks faced by the Group, to set appropriate risk limits and controls, and to monitor risks and adherence to limits. The risk management policies and controls are reviewed regularly to reflect changes in market conditions and the Group's activities. Through our training and management standards and procedures, we aim to develop a robust and effective control environment in which all colleagues understand their roles and obligations.

Metro Bank's Chief Risk Officer ("CRO") is accountable for leadership of the risk function, which is independent from the Group's operational and commercial functions. It is responsible for ensuring that appropriate risk management processes, policies and controls are in place, and that they are sufficiently robust, thereby ensuring that key risks are identified, assessed, monitored and mitigated. Through the risk function, the CRO is responsible for providing assurance to the Board and Directors that the principal risks are appropriately managed and that the Group is operating within risk appetite.

 

 

Directors' Responsibility Statement

The Directors are responsible for preparing the interim financial report in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:

(a)  the condensed set of financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 'Interim Financial Reporting';

(b)  the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of important events and their impact during the first six months and description of principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year); and

(c)   the interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of related parties' transactions and changes therein).

 

On behalf of the Board

 

 

 

Craig Donaldson                                                                               David Arden

Chief Executive Officer                                                                 Chief Financial Officer

24 July 2018                                                                                        24 July 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Independent review report to Metro Bank PLC

Report on the Interim Financial Statements

Our conclusion

We have reviewed Metro Bank Plc's interim financial statements (the "interim financial statements") in the interim report of Metro Bank Plc for the 6 month period ended 30 June 2018. Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the interim financial statements are not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

What we have reviewed

The interim financial statements comprise:

·     the condensed consolidated balance sheet  as at 30 June 2018;

·     the condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the period then ended;

·     the condensed consolidated cash flow statement  for the period then ended;

·     the condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity for the period then ended; and

·     the explanatory notes to the interim financial statements.

The interim financial statements included in the interim report have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

As disclosed in note 1 to the interim financial statements, the financial reporting framework that has been applied in the preparation of the full annual financial statements of the Group is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union.

Responsibilities for the interim financial statements and the review

Our responsibilities and those of the directors

The interim report, including the interim financial statements, is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the interim report in accordance with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on the interim financial statements in the interim report based on our review. This report, including the conclusion, has been prepared for and only for the company for the purpose of complying with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules sourcebook of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority and for no other purpose.  We do not, in giving this conclusion, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom this report is shown or into whose hands it may come save where expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.

 

 

What a review of interim financial statements involves

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity' issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.

A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) and, consequently, does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

We have read the other information contained in the interim report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the interim financial statements.

 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chartered Accountants

London

24 July 2018

 

 

 

Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income

For the half year to 30 June 2018


Note


Half year to 30 June 2018
£'million


Half year to 30 June 2017
£'million

Interest income

2

202.2

135.7

Interest  expense

2

(45.9)

(28.3)

Net interest income


156.3

107.4

Fee and commission income


17.4

13.7

Net gains on sale of investment securities


4.6

1.3

Other income


11.5

8.6

Total income


189.8

131.0





Operating expenses


(141.1)

(105.5)

Depreciation and amortisation

7, 8

(20.5)

(15.9)

Impairment of property, plant and equipment

7

(0.6)

-

Costs relating to RBS alternative remedies package application


(1.3)

-

Listing Share Awards


(0.6)

(0.7)

FSCS levy


(0.8)

(0.8)

Total operating expenses


(164.8)

(123.0)

Credit impairment charges


(4.1)

(3.7)

Profit before tax


20.8

4.4

Taxation

3

(5.6)

(1.3)

Profit for the period


15.2

3.1





Other comprehensive income for the period

 




Items which will be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss where specific conditions are met:




FVOCI/available for sale investment securities (net of tax):




- fair value gains


3.1

1.5

- fair value gains transferred to the income  statement on disposal


(4.6)

(1.3)

Total other comprehensive income


(1.5)

0.2





Total comprehensive income for the period


13.7

3.3





Earnings per share




Basic earnings per share

10

17.1 pence

3.9 pence

Diluted earnings per share

10

16.7 pence

3.8 pence

Condensed consolidated balance sheet

 As at 30 June 2018

 


Note

30
June

2018
£'million

31

December

 2017
£'million

Assets




Cash and balances with the Bank of England


1,994

2,112

Loans and advances to banks


89

100

Loans and advances to customers

4

12,013

9,620

FVOCI/Available for sale investment securities1

6

779

361

Held at amortised cost/Held to maturity investment securities2

6

3,591

3,554

Property, plant and equipment

7

356

328

Intangible assets

8

176

148

Prepayments and accrued income


58

52

Deferred tax asset

3

52

54

Other assets


27

26

Total assets


19,135

16,355

Liabilities




Deposits from customers


13,736

11,669

Deposits from central banks3


3,801

3,321

Debt securities

5

249

-

Repurchase agreements


90

121

Other liabilities


162

148

Total liabilities


18,038

15,259

Equity




Called up share capital

9

-

-

Share premium account

9

1,304

1,303

Retained earnings


(222)

(219)

Other reserves


15

12

Total equity


1,097

1,096





Total equity and liabilities


19,135

16,355

 

 

1.        Figure as at 30 June 2018 comprises of investment securities held at fair value through other compressive income (FVOCI) following the introduction of IFRS 9 on 1 January 2018. The 31 December 2017 comparator comprises of investment securities held as available for sale under IAS 39.

2.        Figure as at 30 June 2018 comprises of investment securities held at amortised cost following the introduction of IFRS 9 on 1 January 2018. The 31 December 2017 comparator comprises of investment securities held to maturity under IAS 39.

3.        Deposits from central banks comprises solely of amounts drawn down under the Bank of England's Term Funding Scheme ("TFS").

 

The accounting policies, notes and information on pages 16 to 31 form part of the financial statements.

These financial statements were approved and authorised for issue by the Board of Directors on 24 July 2018 and were signed on its behalf by:

 

 

 

Vernon W. Hill II                                  Craig Donaldson                                                 David Arden

Chairman                                               Chief Executive Officer                                       Chief Financial Officer

 

Condensed consolidated cash flow statement

For the half year to 30 June 2018


Note

Half year to
30 June 2018
£'million

Half year to
30 June 2017
£'million

Reconciliation of profit/(loss) before tax to net cash flows from operating activities:




Profit before tax


21

4

Adjustments for:




Impairment of property, plant & equipment

7

1

-

Depreciation and amortisation

7, 8

21

16

Share option award charges


2

2

Gain on sale of securities and fair value gains on derivatives


(5)

(1)

Accrued interest on and amortisation of investment securities


(6)

(2)

Changes in operating assets


(2,399)

(1,877)

Changes in operating liabilities


2,526

3,029

Net cash inflows from operating activities


161

1,171

Cash flows from investing activities




Sales of investment securities


701

133

Purchase of investment securities


(1,165)

(541)

Purchase of property, plant and equipment

7

(38)

(42)

Purchase and development of intangible assets

8

(38)

(31)

Net cash outflows from investing activities


(540)

(481)

Cash flows from financing activities




Debt securities issued (net of costs)

5

249

-

Shares issued (through exercise of share options)

9

1

-

Net cash inflows from financing activities


250

-





Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


(129)

690

Cash and cash equivalents at start of period


2,212

500

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


2,083

1,190





Profit before tax includes:

 




Interest received


202

136

Interest paid


(45)

(28)





Cash and cash equivalent comprise of:

 




Cash and balances with the Bank of England


1,994

1,114

Loans and advances to banks


89

76

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


2,083

1,190


Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity

For the half year to 30 June 2018

 


Note

Share capital
£'million

Share premium account
£'million

Retained earnings
£'million

Available for sale reserve
£'million 1

FVOCI reserve

£'million 1

Share option reserve
£'million

Total equity
£'million

Balance at 31 December 2017


-

1,303.5

(219.4)

(4.4)


16.2

1,095.9

IFRS 9 transition adjustments (net of tax)

1

-

-

(17.4)

4.4

0.9

-

(12.1)

Balance at 1 January 2018


-

1,303.5

(236.8)

-

0.9

16.2

1,083.8

Net profit for the year


-

-

15.2


-

-

15.2

Other comprehensive income, net of tax, relating to available for sale investments


-

-

-


(1.5)

-

(1.5)

Total comprehensive income


-

-

15.2


(1.5)

-

13.7

Shares issued


-

0.5

-


-

-

0.5

Share option awards at fair value


-

-

-


-

(1.1)

(1.1)

Balance at 30 June 2018


-

1,304.0

(221.6)


(0.6)

15.1

1,096.9










Balance at 1 January 2017


-

1,027.7

(230.2)

(3.5)


10.6

804.6

Net profit for the year


-

-

3.1

-


-

3.1

Other comprehensive income, net of tax, relating to available for sale investments


-

-

-

0.2


-

0.2

Total comprehensive income


-

-

3.1

0.2


-

3.3

Share issue


-

0.4

-

-


-

0.4

Share option awards at fair value


-

-

-

-


3.3

3.3

Balance at 30 June 2017


-

1,028.1

(227.1)

(3.3)


13.9

811.6










Note


9

9






 

1.        On 1 January 2018 the Group adopted IFRS 9 which replaced IAS 39. Upon adoption of IFRS 9 the balance the available for sale reserve was replaced by the fair value through other comprehensive income (FVOCI) reserve in accordance with the new requirements.


Notes to the financial statements

 

1.    Basis of preparation and accounting policies

1.1       General information

Metro Bank ("our" or "we") provides retail and corporate banking services in the UK and is a public limited liability company incorporated and domiciled in England and Wales. The address of its registered office is: One Southampton Row London WC1B 5HA.

1.2       Basis of preparation

The condensed consolidated interim financial statements of Metro Bank and its subsidiaries ("the Group") for the six months ended 30 June 2018 were authorised for issue in accordance with a resolution of the Directors on 24 July 2018.

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2018 have been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union (EU). They do not include all the information required by International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in full annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2017 which is available on our website.

The comparative financial information for the year ended 31 December 2017 does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of the statutory accounts for that year has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those accounts was not qualified, did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditor drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying the report and did not contain statements under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The Directors consider that it is appropriate to continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the condensed consolidated interim financial statements. In reaching this assessment, the Directors have considered projections for our capital and funding position and have had regard to the principal risks and uncertainties of the liquidity and capital requirements of the business over the next 12 months.

1.3       Accounting policies

The accounting policies and methods of computation are consistent with those applied in our 2017 Annual Report and Accounts, other than the following.

Adoption of IFRS 9

On 1 January 2018 we adopted IFRS 9 ("Financial Instruments") which resulted in changes in accounting policies and adjustments to the amounts previously recognised in the financial statements. In accordance with the transitional provisions in IFRS 9, comparative figures have not been restated.  For full details of the adjustments made on transition to IFRS 9, please refer to note 30 of our 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.  No changes have been made to the preliminary assessment discussed in that note.

Adoption of IFRS 15

On 1 January 2018 we adopted IFRS 15 ("Revenue from Contracts with Customer"). The majority of the Group's income is accounted for under other accounting standards and as such there was no significant impact to the financial statements upon transition. Additionally, no changes to the accounting policies as disclosed in the 2017 Annual Report and Accounts have been made.

Debt securities in issue

On 18 June 2018 we issued £250 million of subordinate debt securities. These are accounted for in line with our current accounting policy for financial liabilities. Recognition is initially at fair value, being the proceeds less transaction costs. Subsequently the debt securities have been measured at amortised cost using the effective interest method.

1.4       Future accounting developments

On 1 January 2019 we will adopt IFRS 16 ("Leases"). This provides guidance on the classification, recognition and measurement of leases by providing a single lessee accounting model. Upon adoption lessees will recognise right of use ("ROU") assets and lease liabilities for all applicable leases, with operating leases being brought onto the face of the balance sheet.

Preparations for the implementation of IFRS 16 are well advanced and we are currently in the process of implementing the relevant internal controls and key system functionality changes required.  The net impact on the balance sheet and income statement is not expected to be material.  We will provide more details on specific accounting policy implementation decisions in our full year report.

1.5       Critical accounting judgements and estimates

There have been no significant changes in the basis upon which critical estimates and judgements have been determined, compared to those applied at 31 December 2017, although we note that Impairment losses on loans and advances to customers are now modelled by applying the requirements of IFRS 9.  The key assumptions used in our IFRS 9 models were described in Note 30 to the 2017 Annual Report & Accounts and include:

•              Consideration of when a significant increase in credit risk occurs

•              Probability of default, loss given default and exposure at default

•              Macroeconomic scenarios to be applied.

1.6       Operating segments

We provide retail and corporate banking services. The Board considers the results of the Group as a whole when assessing the performance of the business and allocating resources. Accordingly we have a single operating segment.

We operate solely in the UK and as such no geographical analysis is required.


2      Net interest income

Interest income

£'million

Half year to 30 June 2018

Half year to 30 June 2017

Loans and advances to customers

164.9

108.4

Investment securities

37.3

27.3

Total interest income

202.2

135.7

 

Interest expense

£'million

Half year to 30 June 2018

Half year to 30 June 2017

Interest on customer accounts

31.8

22.6

Interest on TFS drawings

9.2

1.5

Interest on repurchase agreements

0.3

0.8

Interest on debt securities in issue

0.2

-

Other

4.4

3.4

Total interest expense

45.9

28.3


3      Taxation

Tax charge for the period

The components of income tax expense for the six months ended 30 June 2018 and 2017 are:

£'million

Half year to 30 June 2018

Half year to

30 June 2017

Total current tax charge

1.7

0.3

Deferred tax:



Origination and reversal of temporary differences

3.8

1.4

Effect of changes in tax rates

0.1

(0.3)

Adjustment in respect of prior periods

-

(0.1)

Total deferred tax charge

3.9

1.0

Total tax charge

5.6

1.3

 

Reconciliation of the total tax expense

The tax expense shown in the income statement differs from the tax expense that would apply if all accounting profits had been taxed at the UK corporation tax rate.

A reconciliation between the tax expense and the accounting profit multiplied by the UK corporation tax rate for the six months ended 30 June 2018 and 2017 is as follows:


30 June

2018
£'million

Effective tax rate

%

30 June

2017
£'million

Effective tax rate

%

Profit before tax

20.8


4.4


Tax expense at statutory income tax rate of 19% (2017: 19.25%)

4.0

19%

0.9

19.25%






Tax effects of:





Banking Surcharge

0.2

1%

-

0%

Non-deductible expenses - depreciation on non-qualifying fixed assets

1.2

6%

1.1

25%

Non-deductible expenses - other

0.3

2%

0.2

4%

Share based payments

(0.4)

(2%)

(0.4)

(9%)

Taxable gains on financial instruments

0.2

1%

-

0%

Adjustment in respect of prior years

-

0%

(0.1)

(2%)

Effect of changes in tax rates

0.1

0%

(0.3)

(7%)

Total tax charge

5.6

27%

1.3

30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3      Taxation (continued)

Effective tax rate

The effective tax rate for the period is 27.2% (Six months to 30 June 2017: 29.9%).

The effective tax rate for the year excluding the effect of changes in tax rates is 26.8% (Six months to 30 June 2017: 29.9%).

Deferred Tax

A deferred tax asset must be regarded as recoverable and therefore recognised only when, on the basis of all available evidence, it can be regarded as more likely than not there will be suitable tax profits from which the future of the underlying timing differences can be deducted.

 

The following table shows deferred tax recorded in the statement of financial position and changes recorded in the Income tax expense:

 


Unused tax losses

Investment securities & impairments

Share based payments

Property, plant & equipment

Intangible assets

Total

2018

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

Deferred tax assets

54.8

6.7

8.9

-

0.3

70.7

Deferred tax liabilities

-

(2.7)

(0.2)

(9.2)

(6.9)

(19.0)

Deferred tax assets (net)

54.8

4.0

8.7

(9.2)

(6.6)

51.7

At 31 December 2017

56.9

(0.1)

10.6

(7.7)

(6.0)

53.7

IFRS 9 transition adjustments

-

3.6

-

-

-

3.6

At 1 January 2018

56.9

3.5

10.6

(7.7)

(6.0)

57.3

Income statement

(2.1)

(0.3)

0.6

(1.5)

(0.6)

(3.9)

Other comprehensive income

-

0.8

-

-

-

0.8

Equity

-

-

(2.5)

-

-

(2.5)

At 30 June 2018

54.8

4.0

8.7

(9.2)

(6.6)

51.7

 


Unused tax losses

Investment securities & impairments

Share based payments

Property, plant & equipment

Intangible assets

Total

2017

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

£'million

Deferred tax assets

60.9

0.7

9.4

-

0.3

71.3

Deferred tax liabilities

-

(1.6)

(0.5)

(5.3)

(6.0)

(13.4)

Deferred tax assets (net)

60.9

(0.9)

8.9

(5.3)

(5.7)

57.9

At 1 January 2017

61.4

(1.7)

6.2

(4.5)

(5.1)

Income statement

(0.2)

-

0.6

(0.8)

(0.6)

(1.0)

Other comprehensive income

(0.3)

0.8

-

-

-

0.5

Equity

-

-

2.1

-

-

At 30 June 2017

60.9

(0.9)

8.9

(5.3)

(5.7)

57.9


4      Loans and advances to customers

 

£'million

30 June

2018

31 December 2017

Gross Loans and advances to customers

12,053

9,635

Less: allowance for impairment

(40)

(15)

Net Loans and advances to customers

12,013

9,620

Amounts include:



Repayable on demand or at short notice

206

160

 

Loans and advances to customers by category

£'million

30 June

2018

31 December 2017

Overdraft

81

86

Credit cards

10

9

Term loans

168

122

Total consumer and other

259

217

Residential mortgages

7,889

6,231

Total retail lending

8,148

6,448




Overdraft

183

140

Credit cards

2

2

Term loans

3,446

2,816

Asset and invoice finance

274

229

Total commercial lending

3,905

3,187




Total loans to customers

12,053

9,635

Collateral

We hold collateral against loans and advances to customers principally in the form of mortgages over residential and commercial real estate and guarantees which we have the ability to call on in the event of default of the borrower. The table below details our gross credit risk exposure and the effects of collateral. The value of collateral has been limited to the principal amount outstanding to eliminate effects of over-collateralisation.


30 June 2018

£'million

Gross exposure

Collateral

Net exposure

Retail-residential mortgages

7,889

(7,843)

46

Retail-consumer & other

259

-

259

Commercial

3,905

(3,079)

826

Loans and advances to customers

12,053

(10,922)

1,131

 

 

 

 

4      Loans and advances to customers (continued)


31 December 2017

£'million

Gross exposure

Collateral

Net exposure

Retail-residential mortgages

6,231

(6,153)

78

Retail-consumer & other

217

-

217

Commercial

3,187

(2,502)

685

Loans and advances to customers

9,635

(8,655)

980

Residential mortgage lending

The average debt to value ("DTV") of the residential mortgage book is 59% (31 December 2017: 60%).

 

An analysis of residential mortgages by DTV is set out below:

DTV ratio

30 June 2018

£'million

31 December 2017

£'million

Less than 50%

2,234

1,719

51-60%

1,497

1,113

61-70%

1,728

1,425

71-80%

1,454

1,136

81-90%

831

668

91-100%

121

115

More than 100%

24

55

Total

7,889

6,231

 

A geographical analysis of the location of residential mortgages is set out below:


30 June 2018

31 December 2017


Gross balance

£'million

Concentration

%

Gross balance

£'million

Concentration

%

Greater London

3,591

46

2,900

47

South east

1,790

23

1,395

22

South west

576

7

424

7

East of England

460

6

355

6

East Midlands

428

5

177

3

Scotland

291

4

21

0

West Midlands

233

3

215

3

North west

232

3

341

5

Northern Ireland

140

2

32

1

Yorkshire and the Humber

97

1

188

3

Wales

31

0

105

2

North east

20

0

78

1

Total

7,889

100

6,231

100

 

 

 

 

4      Loans and advances to customers (continued)

Commercial lending

We monitor concentrations of credit risk by sector for commercial term loans exposure. Our risk appetite is set at the beginning of every year and monitored by a committee of the Board.

 


30 June 2018

31 December 2017


Gross balance

£'million

Concentration

%

Gross balance

£'million

Concentration

%

Real estate (rent, buy and sell)

2,293

67

1,704

61

Legal, Accountancy & Consultancy

354

11

304

11

Health & Social Work

242

7

214

7

Hospitality

210

6

185

7

Retail

84

2

84

3

Real estate (management of)

80

2

104

4

Construction

59

2

69

2

Recreation, cultural and sport

16

1

18

1

Investment and unit trusts

12

0

21

1

Education

6

0

4

0

Real estate (development)

6

0

26

1

Other

84

2

83

2

Total commercial term loans

3,446

100

2,816

100

 

The average debt to value ("DTV") of the commercial term loan book is 61% (31 December 2017: 58%).

 


30 June

2018

31 December 2017

Total commercial lending (£'million)

3,905

3,187

Percentage of total lending (%)

32%

33%

Value of top ten commercial exposures (£'million)

280

250

Top ten commercial exposures as a percentage of total commercial lending (%)

7%

8%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4      Loans and advances to customers (continued)

 

Non-performing loans


30 June 2018

31 December 2017


NPLs

£'million

NPL ratio

Cost of risk

NPLs

£'million

NPL ratio

Cost of risk

Retail-residential mortgages

8.0

0.10%

0.03%

9.2

0.15%

0.03%

Retail-consumer & other

8.2

3.19%

2.03%

6.0

2.78%

2.03%

Commercial

4.0

0.10%

0.13%

11.0

0.35%

0.13%

Total

20.2

0.17%

0.08%

26.2

0.27%

0.11%

 

Expected credit losses

The following tables reconcile the opening and closing balances and expected credit loss by stage for the six months to 30 June 2018. Reconciling items include:

•      Transfers between stages, which are presumed to occur before any corresponding remeasurement of the allowance;

•      Net lending which comprises of new financial assets originated or purchased during the period, financial assets derecognised, interest accrued and repayments made; and

•      Other movements which comprises primarily of refreshing the data and model assumptions as well as forward looking information.


4      Loans and advances to customers (continued)

 

Retail - Residential mortgages


Gross carrying amount

Loss allowance

Net carrying amount

£'million

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI*

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Balance at 1 January 2018

6,065.1

129.1

32.8

4.4

6,231.4

(1.4)

(3.0)

(4.8)

(0.7)

(9.9)

6,063.7

126.1

28.0

3.7

6,221.5

Transfers in/(out) to stage 1

70.1

(68.2)

(1.9)

-  

-

(0.6)

0.4

0.2

-

-

69.5

(67.8)

(1.7)

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 2

(77.7)

77.8

(0.1)

-  

-

0.1

(0.1)

-

-

-

(77.6)

77.7

(0.1)

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 3

(6.1)

(4.7)

10.8

-  

-

-

0.4

(0.4)

-

-

(6.1)

(4.3)

10.4

-

-

Net lending

1,659.9

1.2

(4.5)

0.6

1,657.2

(0.2)

-

0.3

(0.1)

-

1,659.7

1.2

(4.2)

0.5

1,657.2

Other movements

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

1.1

(0.3)

(0.2)

0.6

1.2

1.1

(0.3)

(0.2)

0.6

1.2

Balance at 30 June 2018

7,711.3

135.2

37.1

5.0

7,888.6

(1.0)

(2.6)

(4.9)

(0.2)

(8.7)

7,710.3

132.6

32.2

4.8

7,879.9

 

 

Retail - Consumer & other


Gross carrying amount

Loss allowance

Net carrying amount

£'million

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Balance at 1 January 2018

190.9

19.6

5.9

-

216.4

(1.1)

(10.5)

(5.4)

-

(17.0)

189.8

9.1

0.5

-

199.4

Transfers in/(out) to stage 1

5.4

(5.3)

(0.1)

-

-

(0.5)

0.4

0.1

-

-

4.9

(4.9)

-

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 2

(1.8)

1.9

(0.1)

-

-

-

(0.1)

0.1

-

-

(1.8)

1.8

-

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 3

(0.6)

(1.7)

2.3

-

-

0.1

1.1

(1.2)

-

-

(0.5)

(0.6)

1.1

-

-

Net lending

44.1

(1.5)

(0.3)

-

42.3

(0.3)

0.2

0.2

-

0.1

43.8

(1.3)

(0.1)

-

42.4

Other movements

-

-

-

-

-

0.4

1.2

(0.9)

-

0.7

0.4

1.2

(0.9)

-

0.7

Balance at 30 June 2018

238.0

13.0

7.7

-

258.7

(1.4)

(7.7)

(7.1)

-

(16.2)

236.6

5.3

0.6

-

242.5

 

Commercial


Gross carrying amount

Loss allowance

Net carrying amount

£'million

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

POCI

Total

Balance at 1 January 2018

3,074.8

95.0

16.3

0.7

3,186.8

(5.1)

(1.4)

(2.5)

(0.2)

(9.1)

3,069.7

93.6

13.8

0.5

3,177.6

Transfers in/(out) to stage 1

68.0

(67.9)

(0.1)

-

-

(1.0)

0.8

0.2

-

-

67.0

(67.1)

0.1

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 2

(16.1)

16.1

-

-

-

0.1

(0.1)

-

-

-

(16.0)

16.0

-

-

-

Transfers in/(out) to stage 3

(0.8)

(4.0)

4.8

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(0.8)

(4.0)

4.8

-

-

Net lending

726.5

1.4

(9.3)

0.1

718.7

(1.6)

(0.1)

(0.3)

-

(2.0)

724.9

1.3

(9.6)

0.1

716.7

Other movements

-

-

-

-

-

(0.8)

(1.5)

(2.0)

0.2

(4.1)

(0.8)

(1.5)

(2.0)

0.2

(4.1)

Balance at 30 June 2018

3,852.4

40.6

11.7

0.8

3,905.5

(8.4)

(2.3)

(4.6)

-

(15.3)

3,844.0

38.3

7.1

0.8

3,890.2

 

*Purchased or originated credit impaired

 


5      Debt securities

On the 18 June 2018 we issued £250 million of subordinated debt securities to provide Tier 2 capital to support future growth.

Issue date

Currency

Amount issued

 £'million

Coupon rate

Call date

Maturity date

18th June 2018

GBP

250

5.50%

26/06/2023

26/06/2028

 

£'million

30 June 2018

30 June 2017

Amount issued

250.0

-

Costs associated with debt raise

(1.4)


Accrued interest payable

0.2

-

Total carrying amount

248.8

-

 

6      Investment securities

£'million

Level 1

Level 2

Total

As at 30 June 2018 (FVOCI)

708

71

779

As at 31 December 2017 (available for sale)

290

71

361

 

The classification of a financial instrument is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The two levels of the fair value hierarchy are defined below.

Quoted market prices - Level 1

Financial instruments are classified as Level 1 if their value is observable in an active market. Such instruments are valued by reference to unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in active markets where the quoted price is readily available, and the price represents actual and regularly occurring market transactions on an arm's length basis. An active market is one in which transactions occur with sufficient volume and frequency to provide pricing information on an ongoing basis.

Valuation technique using observable inputs - Level 2

Inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset, either directly (as prices) or indirectly (derived from prices).

 

At 30 June 2018, financial investments classified held at amortised cost (30 June 2017: held to maturity) were as follows:

£'million

Carrying amount

Fair value

As at 30 June 2018 (held at amortised cost)

3,591

3,608

As at 31 December 2017 (held to maturity)

3,554

3,590


7      Property, plant and equipment

£'million

Investment property

Freehold land &  buildings

Leasehold improvements

Fixtures fittings & equipment

IT hardware

Total

Cost or valuation






1 January 2018

10.9

135.5

198.5

26.4

34.8

406.1

Additions

-

7.5

25.4

4.2

1.3

38.4

Disposals

-

-

-

(0.1)

(0.3)

(0.4)

Transfers

-

4.7

(4.7)

-

-

-

30 June 2018

10.9

147.7

219.2

30.5

35.8

444.1

Accumulated depreciation







1 January 2018

0.1

5.6

29.6

14.4

28.9

78.6

Charge for the period

0.1

1.0

4.4

2.2

2.0

9.7

Disposals

-

-

-

-

(0.3)

(0.3)

Transfers

-

1.0

(1.0)

-

-

-

Impairments

-

-

0.5

0.1

-

0.6

30 June 2018

0.2

7.6

33.5

16.7

30.6

88.6

Net book value at 30 June 2018

10.7

140.1

185.7

13.8

5.2

355.5








Cost or valuation







1 January 2017

-

84.6

171.1

20.8

30.7

307.2

Additions

4.1

22.1

12.7

1.7

1.3

41.9

Disposals

-

-

-

(0.1)

-

(0.1)

Transfers

8.3

(8.3)

(0.2)

0.2

-

-

Other write offs

-

(0.1)

(0.2)

-

-

(0.3)

Reclassifications

-

(0.4)

(0.1)

-

-

(0.5)

30 June 2017

12.4

97.9

183.3

22.6

32.0

348.2

Accumulated depreciation







1 January 2017

-

3.4

22.0

10.9

24.2

60.5

Charge for the period

-

0.5

4.2

1.8

2.3

8.8

Disposals

-

-

-

(0.1)

-

(0.1)

Transfers

-

(0.1)

0.1

-

-

-

30 June 2017

-

3.8

26.3

12.6

26.5

69.2

Net book value at 30 June 2017

12.4

94.1

157.0

10.0

5.5

279.0








Net book value at 31 December 2017

10.8

129.9

168.9

12.0

5.9

327.6

 

 


8      Intangibles

£'million

Goodwill

Customer contracts

Software

 Total

Cost or valuation





1 January 2018

4.1

0.6

173.7

178.4

Additions

-

-

38.1

38.1

30 June 2018

4.1

0.6

211.8

216.5

Accumulated amortisation





1 January 2018

-

0.3

29.9

30.2

Charge for the period

-

-

10.8

10.8

30 June 2018

-

0.3

40.8

41.0

Net book value at 30 June 2018

4.1

0.3

171.1

175.5






Cost or valuation





1 January 2017

4.1

0.6

101.8

106.5

Additions

-

-

31.3

31.3

Other write offs

-

-

-

-

Reclassification

-

-

1.5

1.5

30 June 2017

4.1

0.6

134.6

139.3

Accumulated amortisation





1 January 2017

-

0.2

13.8

14.0

Charge for the period

-

-

7.1

7.1

Reclassification

-

-

0.3

0.3

30 June 2017

-

0.2

21.2

21.4

Net book value at 30 June 2017

4.1

0.4

113.4

117.9






Net book value at 31 December 2017

4.1

0.3

143.8

148.2

 

 

 

 

 


9      Share capital

As at 30 June 2018 we had 88.5 million ordinary shares of 0.0001 pence (31 December 2017: 88.5 million) in issue.

During the six months to 30 June 2018 we issued 61,000 ordinary shares all of which relate to the exercise of previously awarded share options.

Called up ordinary share capital (issued and fully paid)

£'million

Half year to

30 June

2018

Half year to

30 June

2017

At beginning of the period

-

-

Shares issued

-

-

At end of the period

-

-

 

Share premium

£'million

Half year to

30 June

2018

Half year to

30 June

2017

At beginning of the period

1,303.5

1,027.7

Shares issued

0.5

0.4

At end of the period

1,304.0

1,028.1

 

10   Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the earnings attributable to ordinary equity holders of Metro Bank by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

 


Half year to

30 June

2018

Half year to

30 June

2017

Earnings attributable to ordinary equity holders of Metro Bank (£'million)

15.2

3.1

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands)      

88,519

80,379

Basic earnings per share (pence)     

17.1

3.9

 

Diluted earnings per share has been calculated based on the same profit or loss attributable to ordinary equity holders of Metro Bank and weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue after the effect of adjustment for potential dilutive ordinary shares, which comprise share options granted to colleagues. Potential ordinary shares should only be treated as dilutive when their conversion to ordinary shares results in a reduction in earnings per share. The number of anti-dilutive share options excluded from the weighted average number of dilutive potential share for the six month period to 30 June 2018 is 1.0 million (30 June 2017: nil).


Half year to

30 June

2018

Half year to

30 June

2017

Earnings attributable to ordinary equity holders of Metro Bank (£'million)

15.2

3.1

Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (thousands)      

90,590

81,889

Diluted earnings per share (pence)

16.7

3.8


11   Fair value of financial instruments

The fair values of financial instruments are based on market prices, where available, or are estimated using other valuation techniques. Where financial instruments are short term in nature or re-price frequently, their fair value approximates to carrying value. Apart from investment securities all other assets and liabilities are deemed to have a fair value hierarchy of level 3. Level 3 is defined as - inputs for the asset or liability that are not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs).

 

£'million

Carrying
value

Quoted market price
Level 1

Using observable inputs
Level 2

With significant unobservable inputs
Level 3

Total fair value

30 June 2018






Assets






Cash and balances with the Bank of England

1,994

-

-

1,994

1,994

Loans and advances to banks

89

-

-

89

89

Loan and advances to customers

12,013

-

-

12,558

12,558

Investment securities

4,370

1,196

3,192

-

4,388

Liabilities






Deposits from customers

13,736

-

-

13,713

13,713

Deposits from central banks

3,801

-

-

3,801

3,801

Debt securities in issue

249

242

-

-

242

Repurchase agreements

91

-

-

90

90

31 December 2017






Assets






Cash and balances with the Bank of England

2,112

-

-

2,112

2,112

Loans and advances to banks

100

-

-

100

100

Loan and advances to customers

9,620

-

-

10,084

10,084

Investment securities

3,915

922

3,029

-

3,951

Liabilities






Deposits from customers

11,669

-

-

11,650

11,650

Deposits from central banks

3,321

-

-

3,321

3,321

Repurchase agreements

121

-

-

122

122

 

For the cash and balances with the Bank of England and repurchase agreements, the carrying value approximates to the fair value, and therefore no pricing level has been identified for them above.



 

11   Fair value of financial instruments (continued)

Information on how fair values are calculated for the financial assets and liabilities noted above are explained below:

Cash and balances with the Bank of England / Loans and advances to banks

Fair value is calculated based on the present value of future principal and interest cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the balance sheet date. Fair values approximate carrying amounts as their balances are generally short dated.

 

Loans and advances to customers

Fair value is calculated based on the present value of future principal and interest cash flows, discounted at the market rate of interest at the balance sheet date, adjusted for future credit losses and prepayments, if considered material.

 

Investment securities

The fair value of investment securities is based on either observed market prices for those securities that have an active trading market (fair value level 1 assets), or using observable inputs (in the case of fair value level 2 assets).

 

Deposits from customers

Fair values are estimated using discounted cash flows, applying current rates offered for deposits of similar remaining maturities. The fair value of a deposit repayable on demand is approximated by its carrying value.

Debt securities in issue

Fair values are determined using the quoted market price at the balance sheet date.

Deposits from central banks / repurchase agreements

Fair values are estimated using discounted cash flows, applying current rates. Fair values approximate carrying amounts as their balances are generally short dated.

 

12   Related party transactions

There were no changes to the nature of the related party transactions during the period to 30 June 2018 that would materially affect the position of performance of the bank from those disclosed in Note 26 of our 2017 Annual Report and Accounts.

Architecture, design and branding services

Architecture, design and branding services are provided to the Group by InterArch, Inc., ("InterArch") a firm which is owned by Shirley Hill, the wife of Chairman Vernon W. Hill II.  The cost of these services in the six months to 30 June 2018 was £2.8 million (six months to 30 June 2017: £2.0 million). In order to ensure that the terms of the InterArch arrangements are consistent with those that could be obtained from an independent third party, the contractual arrangements with InterArch are subject to an annual review by our Audit Committee using benchmarking reviews conducted by independent third parties. The balance owed to InterArch at 30 June 2018 was £0.5 million (30 June 2017: £0.1 million).

13   Post balance sheet events

There have been no material post balance sheet events.



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