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Parr's Bank

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Parrs Banking Company and the Alliance Bank Limited.

4 Bartholomew Lane, London, EC.

1865 Parr's Banking Co., Ltd., was incorporated as a Limited Company to take over the business of Messrs. Parr and Co., of Warrington.

Subsequently acquired:

  • Thomas Firth and Son, Northwich (1865)
  • Woodcock Sons and Eckersley, Wigan (1874)
  • F.W. Jennings, Leek (1877)
  • Dixons and Co., Chester (1878)
  • National Bank of Liverpool (1883)
  • Fuller, Banbury, Nix and Co. (1891)
  • The Alliance Bank, Ltd. (1892).

1892 The name was changed to Parr's Banking Co. and the Alliance Bank, Ltd.

Further acquisitions:

  • Sir Samuel Scott, Bart., and Co. (1894)
  • Croxon, Jones and Co., Oswestry (1894)
  • Shrubsole and Co., Kingston-on-Thames (1894)
  • The Consolidated Bank, Ltd. (1896).

1896 The name was changed to Parr's Bank Ltd.

Subsequently acquired:

  • Derby and Derbyshire Banking Co., Ltd. (1898)
  • Ashton, Stalybridge, Hyde and Glossop Bank, Ltd. (1900)
  • Pares's Leicestershire Banking Co., Ltd. (1902)
  • Robin Brothers., Jersey (1908)
  • Whitehaven Joint Stock Banking Co., Ltd. (1908)
  • Stuckeys Banking Co. Ltd. (1909).

1914 276 Branches.

1918 London County and Westminster Bank merged with Parr's Bank to form London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Ltd. It had 700 branches

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