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National Provincial and Union Bank of England

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1918 National Provincial Bank of England merged with the important Union of London and Smiths Bank Ltd, which had over 230 branches, and was restyled National Provincial and Union Bank of England Ltd. The new bank had over 700 branches

1918 Acquired W. and J. Biggerstaffe of London, and Bradford District Bank Ltd

1919 Acquired Sheffield Banking Co Ltd

1920 Acquired the important London private bank of Coutts and Co which continued to trade under its own name.

1920 Acquired Northamptonshire Union Bank Ltd, Richards and Co of Llangollen, Shilson, Coode and Co of St Austell

1922 Acquired Dingley and Co of Launceston, Dingley, Pearse and Co of Okehampton

1924 Acquired Guernsey Banking Co Ltd of the Channel Islands.

1924 The bank’s name was shortened to National Provincial Bank Ltd.

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