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Habib Metropolitan Bank
IndustryConventional Banking
Islamic Banking
FoundedOctober 1992; 31 years ago (1992-10)
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
Key people
  • Mohamedali R. Habib (chairman)
  • Khurram Shahzad Khan (CEO)
Debit Cards
Credit Cards
Consumer Banking
Business Banking
Islamic Banking
RevenueIncrease Rs. 55.225 billion (US$190 million)[1] (2022)
Increase Rs. 28.468 billion (US$99 million)[1] (2022)
Increase Rs. 14.924 billion (US$52 million)[1] (2022)
Total assetsIncrease Rs. 1.411 trillion (US$4.9 billion)[1] (2022)
OwnerMohammed Ali Habib of the House of Habib
Number of employees
6,144[1] (2022)
ParentHabib Bank AG Zurich
HABIBMETRO Bank in Karachi

Habib Metropolitan Bank, (حبیب میٹروپولیٹن بینک) commonly known as HABIBMETRO, is a Pakistani subsidiary of Swiss bank Habib Bank AG Zurich. It is based in Karachi, Pakistan.


The bank was founded in October 1992 as Metropolitan Bank and subsequently started its operations.[2]

Habib Bank AG Zurich was founded by Mohammed Ali Habib of the House of Habib as the government started privatization of the banking sector in Pakistan.

In 2006, Habib Bank AG Zurich's Pakistan operations were merged into Metropolitan Bank Limited and subsequently renamed Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited.[2]

In 2015, HABIBMETRO won Asian Development Bank (ADB) award.[3]

The parent bank, Habib Bank AG Zurich has operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom and Canada.[4]


HABIBMETRO was named in FinCEN leak, published by Buzzfeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). It had two suspicious transactions flagged.[5]


HABIBMETRO was awarded Best Islamic Banking Brand at the GIFA in 2020.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e "HMB Annual Report 2022" (PDF). habibmetro.com. Retrieved 22 November 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Habib Metropolitan Bank". September 25, 2013.
  3. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's (April 24, 2015). "Pakistani bank among winners of ADB award". DAWN.COM.
  4. ^ "Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. 11 July 2023.
  5. ^ Report, Monitoring (2020-09-21). "Six Pakistani banks named in FinCEN leak". Profit by Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  6. ^ Correspondent, Our Equities (2020-09-18). "DGKC bleeds Rs2.1bn". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2020-09-25.

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