Further Reading

Some of the key printed histories for our constituent companies are listed below. At the end you will also find more general reference works on banking and bank archives.

  • Bank of Scotland 1695-1995: A Very Singular Institution by Alan Cameron (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, 1995).
  • Bank of Scotland A History 1695-1995 by Richard Saville (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 1996).
  • The Bank of Scotland 1695-1945 by Charles A. Malcolm (R. & R. Clark Ltd, Edinburgh, [1945]).
  • The History of the Union Bank of Scotland by Robert Rait (John Smith & Son Ltd., Glasgow, 1930).
  • The Life Cycle of the Union Bank of Scotland, 1830-1954 by Norio Tamaki, with foreword by S. G. Checkland (Aberdeen University Press, 1983)
  • The History of the British Linen Bank by Charles A. Malcolm (T. & A. Constable Ltd., Edinburgh, 1950).
  • Memoirs of a Banking House, by Sir William Forbes (Sir William Forbes & Co., Edinburgh, 1859).
  • A Hundred Years of the Halifax: the History of the Halifax Building Society 1853-1953 by Oscar R. Hobson (B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1953).
  • Fifty more years of the Halifax 1953-2003 by Richard Barrow (The Amadeus Press, Cleckheaton, 2006).
  • The History of the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society, being a Jubilee Memorial of this Society (Reed & Co., London, 1903).
  • Eighty Years of Home Building - the Halifax Plan (William Clowes & Sons Ltd., London, 1937).
  • The Story of the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society from its establishment to March 1921, souvenir publication on the opening of the Halifax head office on Commercial Street (Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society, 1921).
  • Permanent as the Pennines, souvenir publication on the extension of the Halifax's head office (Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society, 1927).
  • The Halifax Building Society by Sue Bamford (Wayland Ltd., Hove, 1983).
  • The Strength to Change, Transforming a Business for the 21st Century by Peter Pugh (Penguin Books Ltd, London, 1998).
  • The Halifax Equitable Benefit Building Society. Jubilee. 1871-1921 by Messrs J. W. Alderson and A. E. Ogden, (Halifax Weekly Courier and Guardian, Halifax, 1921).
  • Leeds Permanent Building Society. A Survey of One Hundred Years, 1848-1948 (Leeds Permanent Building Society, [1948]).
  • A Personal Review of Leeds Permanent Building Society 1930–1980 by Les Grainger (Leeds Permanent Building Society, 1985).
  • 'The History of the Leeds Permanent Building Society, 1893-1993' by Michael Collins in Leeds City Business 1893-1993: Essays Marking the Centenary of the Incorporation, edited by John Chartres and Katrina Honeyman (Leeds University Press, Leeds, 1993).
  • Our Centenary: being the History of the First Hundred Years of the Clerical, Medical and General Life Assurance Society by A. D. Besant (Clerical Medical and General Life Assurance Society, London, 1924).
  • The Employers Liability Assurance Corporation Ltd. 1880-1930 by Sir Harry Perry Robinson (Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, 1930).
  • Lloyds Bank in the History of English Banking by R.S. Sayers (Clarendon Press, 1957)
  • Lloyds Bank 1918-1969 by J.R. Winton (Oxford University Press, 1982)
  • A Century of Banking in Latin America: the Bank of London and South America by David Joslin (Oxford University Press, 1963) 
  • A History of Savings Banks by H.O. Horne (Oxford University Press, 1947)
  • An Invaluable Treasure: A History of the TSB by Michael Moss and Iain Russell (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1994)

Many histories of individual savings banks have been written. Contact us for further details.

  • Scottish Banking A History, 1695-1973 by S. G. Checkland (Collins, Glasgow & London, 1975).
  • The Scottish Provincial Banking Companies 1747-1864 by Charles W. Munn (John Donald Publishers Ltd, Edinburgh, 1981)
  • British Banking: A Guide to Historical Records by John Orbell and Alison Turton (Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2001).