Lloyds Banking Group Archives manages the historical records of the UK's largest retail bank.

Dating back to 1695, these include records of the company's main brands (Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows) and many historical constituents.

A full listing of the companies we hold records for can be found below.  Many have links to collection entries on the Archives Hub.

The archives are located at two repositories in London and Edinburgh. (E) after an entry indicates records are held at our Edinburgh repository.


Historical researchers are welcome to use the archives. Access is by appointment and researchers are required to complete an access form before they visit. For further information please contact us: archives@Lloydsbanking.com

Find out more about the history of our brands

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland was founded in 1695, by an Act of the Scottish Parliament - making it Scotland's first and oldest bank.

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Founded in 1852, the Halifax is one of the UK's best known companies.

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Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank began as Taylors & Lloyds in Birmingham, in 1765. 

Find out more Lloyds Bank

The Museum on the Mound

Our museum is located in Edinburgh, in the Scottish Headquarters of Lloyds Banking Group. It charts the history of banking in Scotland, and explores the theme of money in all its shapes and forms.

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