About Us

about-metropolitan

Metropolitan is one of South Africa’s leading financial services companies.

With a 114 year legacy of serving the communities in which we operate, we truly believe in empowering our customers to confidently shape their future, and are committed to delivering on our promises.

We believe financial literacy is key when it comes to making decisions about money.  We are committed to provide good advice, service and a wide variety of funeral, savings, protection, hospital and retirement products to assist customers in becoming more financially secure.

Metropolitan operates in southern Africa as well as in a number of African countries. Our head office, Parc du Cap, is situated in Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa. We have branches throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Lesotho, and iSwaziland.

We are a division of JSE-listed MMI Holdings Ltd, which was formed as a result of the merger between Metropolitan and Momentum Group in 2010. MMI Holdings Ltd is South Africa's third-largest life insurance group and provides employment to approximately 16 500 people across the African continent.

We are committed to improving the quality of life of the communities in which we do business and engage through our CSI projects and sponsorships, which focus on education, health and sport. We employ people from the communities which we serve and offer competitive remuneration and are committed to staff development.

As a company, we embrace diversity, accountability, excellence, integrity, innovation and teamwork.


Our vision

Creating prosperity for Africa's people

This is a long term vision, which places the financial security of people and communities at the core of our agenda.

Our mission

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Serving Africa's people through affordable financial solutions that create financial growth and security.


Our ethics

Accountability, integrity and respect
Our code of ethics also provides guidance regarding:
  • Commitment procedures for dealing with our stakeholders
  • Decision-making guidelines
  • Confidentiality
  • Unethical payments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Reporting fraud.

Our history

December 2010 - Merger with Momentum to form MMI Holdings Limited, an integrated financial services group providing a diverse range of products and services to the South African and international markets.

For details about MMI Holdings, visit www.mmiholdings.com.

Empowerment credentials

MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) has achieved Level 2 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor status for 2012, an improvement on its Level 3 rating the year before, in terms of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) codes.

Transformation is an important pillar in achieving MMI’s goal to be a leader in meeting the financial services needs of the consumer, and we are working hard to meet and exceed targets as set by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Financial Sector Charter.

In 2012 the new DTI targets for employment equity and preferential procurement came into effect. MMI's B-BBEE performance is achieved against these increased targets.

MMI exceeded its ownership target through its partnership with Kagiso Tiso Holdings (KTH) and other empowerment shareholdings. MMI met its targets in enterprise development and corporate social investment.

MMI is committed to meeting and exceeding its preferential procurement and enterprise development targets as a meaningful way to develop black companies in South Africa.

With the gazetting of the Financial Sector Charter (FSC) in November 2012, MMI is set to measure its performance against the FSC scorecard, which will also include targets for access to financial services and empowerment financing. MMI believes that these are important pillars in transformation as the financial services industry is expected to make a meaningful difference in ensuring the majority of our population can participate in the economy and in making use of the savings of our consumers to build a sustainable future for our nation.

Our Promise

Metropolitan is fully committed to the principles of Treating Customers Fairly and endeavours to implement business processes and practices that lead to the delivery of fair outcomes for our customers

Our Sponsorships

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Corporate Social Investment

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