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Meet Metropolitan
Our Journey

You might know us as part of Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited, a licensed life insurer and an authorised financial services (FSP44673) and registered credit provider (NCRCP173).

We were established in 1897 in Paarl in the Western Cape as African Homes Trust – a syndicate formed to provide finance to those who could not afford to buy their own homes. And while our name has changed and we’ve grown organically and through mergers, our mission remains the same – to help South Africans reach their financial goals, in good times and bad.

We might be one of the biggest financial services companies in South Africa, but we will always put our clients first and treat them with respect. And we are proud to have remained at the top of the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for a number of consecutive years.

We believe that financial literacy paired with expert advice enables you to make good decisions about your money. To help you achieve this, we have over 140 branches throughout South Africa as well as centres of service in Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Lesotho and eSwatini.

Governance

Momentum and Metropolitan merged in December 2010 to form Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited. The merger has positioned Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited as the third largest life insurer in South Africa.

Meet our leadership

Meet our leadership

From our Board of Directors to Executive Committee, the Momentum Metropolitan leadership is made up of a diverse group of people who bring a variety of skills and experience to board deliberations, as well as a commitment to the highest standard of corporate governance.

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Our strategy

At Metropolitan, our strategy is strongly anchored in our purpose – to help our clients achieve their financial life goals and to create value for all our stakeholders. Our aspirant, long-term ambition is to have a product in every emerging market household, double our gross new business issued, and achieve a new business margin of 5%.

The success of our Reset and Grow strategy was instrumental in shifting the dial towards realising our purpose and has laid a firm foundation to launch the current strategy, Reinvent and Grow, which will help us deliver our emerging market growth expectations through the implementation of a two-pronged distribution-centric strategy.

Giving back through financial education
Empowering the youth of SA

At Metropolitan, we're committed to being part of our country’s success story by empowering young people to make their aspirations their reality.

The Momentum Metropolitan Foundation

Our purpose is clear: to give disadvantaged young people in South Africa the tools they need to reach their goals in a sustainable way. We’ve partner with organisations with proven track records, who are equally invested in social innovation and creating their own sustainability.,  

Youth skills training is a critical focus and our three pillars include:  

Employment programmes

Job placement

Access to income-generating opportunities

Creating opportunity through education

It's not just adults who need help with financial education. It’s children, too. Metropolitan's aim is to empower the youth with healthy financial habits while building positive attitudes towards money.

By providing them with the tools and skills to achieve their future financial goals, we will leave our country and its success in capable hands.

Life & Health
Disability Cover
Cover that protects you against loss of income if you can no longer work because of an injury or illness.
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Life & Health
Life Cover
Protection for you and your family if something had to happen to you.
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Life & Health
Healthcare CashBack Cover
Get money to cover costs that come with an unexpected hospital stay.
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Metropolitan is part of Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited, an authorised financial services (FSP 44673) and registered credit provider (NCRCP 173). With a legacy of over 120 years, Metropolitan has been serving and empowering South African communities with accessible financial solutions through the best and challenging times