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Barclays Bank

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September 1950.
July 1953.
October 1957.
18th March 1961.
1961. Barclays in Plymouth.

of 54, Lombard Street, London, E.C. Bankers

1888 Formation of Barclay, Bevan, Tritton, Ransom, Bouverie and Co by merger of 2 old established banks.

1896 A number of private banks joined together to form Barclay and Company Ltd.:[1]

In an attempt to maintain the local relationships customers had enjoyed with their private bankers, Barclay and Company set up Local Head Offices based on each of the old Banks' Head Offices. As Gurneys Bank was a major partner in the amalgamation, East Anglia held a strong position in Barclays' activities throughout the country.

1902 Absorbed J. and J. W. Pease of Darlington

1916 Acquired United Counties Bank of the West Midlands

1917 Name changed to Barclays Bank

1918 Acquired London, Provincial and South Western Bank

1918 Acquired Gillett and Co of Banbury and Oxford

1919 Acquired Union Bank of Manchester

1919 Acquired the British Linen Bank. British Linen retained its board of directors in Edinburgh, its own separate structure and its note issue.

1920 Acquired Tubb and Co, of Bicester

1953 Acquired Gunner and Co, of Bishop Waltham

1957 Acquired Ideal Bank, of Birmingham

1968 Merger with Martins Bank

1969 Bank of Scotland agreed to acquire the British Linen Bank (concluded in 1971).

1985 Formation of Barclays plc

2000 Acquired The Woolwich Building Society.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, June 10, 1896
  • [1] Barclays Heritage