Metro current accounts are in demand

Metro Bank, now in its third year as the new bank on Britain's high streets, almost trebled the number of current accounts it runs last year from 48,000 to 136,000.

The amount held by savers rose by 279 per cent to £576m while loans increased fourfold to £168m.

Dissatisfaction with established banks saw the number of current accounts rise by another 25 per cent in the last three months.