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Bank of Liverpool and Martins

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1831 Bank of Liverpool was established

1832 Bank of Liverpool Ltd incorporated

1918 Martin's Private Bank (which had been established in 1563) had its head office at 68, Lombard Street. Fourteen branches were located around London and the Kent border. Martin's Private Bank was acquired by the Bank of Liverpool and renamed Bank of Liverpool and Martins.

Upon the merger of Martin's Private Bank with the Bank of Liverpool in 1918 the Head Office was immediately moved to 7 Water Street, Liverpool

1919 Acquired Cocks, Biddulph and Co and the Palatine Bank of Manchester

1920 Acquired Halifax Commercial Banking Co Ltd

1923 Acquired Cattle Trade Bank Ltd of Birkenhead

1925 Acquired E. Reed and Sons Ltd of Liverpool

1927 Acquired Equitable Bank Ltd of Halifax

1928 Incorporated Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank and the name changed to Martins Bank Ltd.

1932 A new Head Office was opened at 4 Water Street.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Barclays heritage