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Westminster Bank

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April 1928.
December 1954.
1917. From The Year-Book of Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony

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

1919 Acquired Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Banking Co

1921 Acquired Beckett and Co of Leeds and York

1923 Acquired Stilwell and Sons of London

1923 the name of London County Westminster and Parr's Bank Ltd was shortened to Westminster Bank Ltd.

The bank continued to expand through acquisition

1924 Acquired Guernsey Commercial Banking Co.

By 1939 there were 1,100 branches.

1968 National Provincial Bank merged with Westminster Bank to form National Westminster Bank Plc. The two banks continued to operate separately until 1 January 1970, when they became National Westminster Bank.

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  • [1] RBS Heritage