Habib Metropolitan Bank was incorporated in Pakistan as a Public Listed Company in 1992 under the name, Metropolitan Bank Limited. The Bank commenced, duly licensed, full scheduled commercial-banking operations in October 1992. Metropolitan Bank, from October 1992 to September 2006, remained a highly rated bank and, vide its nationwide 51-branch on-line network, established as a distinguished provider of trade finance services. On October 26, 2006 Habib Bank A G Zurich`s Pakistan Operations merged into Metropolitan Bank Limited and the merged entity was named Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited (HMB). Demonstrating a strong commitment to Pakistan economy, HBZ is the principal shareholder of HMB. HMB operates in all major cities of the country. The Bank ranks within Top 10 in Pakistan with a strong vision to be the most respected Financial Institution. HMB has its primary focus on retail banking and trade finance and also offers highly innovative E-Banking solutions and Consumer Banking to its customers. The Bank's Islamic Banking Division is fully capable of catering to customers seeking Shariah compliant products. The HBZ Group is heir to a rich tradition of banking and commerce dating back to more than 160 years. The group's flagship and HMB's principal, HBZ (incorporated 1967) enjoys International ranking of 687 in terms of capital. With Headquarters in Switzerland, the HBZ Group also operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom and North America. The Pakistan Credit Rating Agency (PACRA) has allotted both long-term and short-term ratings of Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited at AA+ (Double A plus) and A1+ (A one plus), respectively. These ratings, being the highest amongst the local private sector Banks, denote a very low expectation of credit risk emanating from a very strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments.