Metro Bank founders enter Rich List


Metro Bank founder Vernon Hill and his wife Shirley are now on the Sunday Times Rich List with wealth of £400m.

Metro floated in London last month for £1.6bn. The Sunday Times says the Hill’s stake is £136m, and their other assets make up the remainder of their fortune.

Hill started Commerce Bancorp in America, is a partner in Interstate Commercial and co-owns 40 Burger King restaurants in America and is  chairman of the American insurer Petplan.

Shirley Hill designs the Metro Bank branches and her company has earned £11.9m for design services since 2009.