Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, also known as MetLife, is a publicly traded business that offers a range of financial products and services. It provides several life, long-term care and disability income insurance plans. The company also offers mutual funds and annuities. MetLife provides savings and retirement products and services to individuals, small-scale businesses and institutions. It serves customers throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Established in 1863, MetLife additionally offers retail banking services. It provides certificates of deposit and participates in vraious community events. In addition, the company offers solutions under the MetLife Auto & Home, GrandProtect and Auto Advantage brands. MetLife operates a wholly owned subsidiary, MetLife Bank.