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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ABC Wednesday
N is for NatWest Bank

The Hyde branch of the NatWest occupies a corner of Market Street and Market Place.

The National Westminster Bank, as it was known before the name was foreshortened in the 1990s to simply NatWest, was formed in 1970 from the merger of three banks. These were the
  • National Provincial Bank (established 1833)
  • The District Bank formed in 1935 from the merger of the Manchester & Liverpool District Bank (established 1824) with the County Bank (established 1862)
  • The Westminster Bank (originally the London & Westminster Bank established 1833)
Since 2000 the bank has been part of the RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) group.

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Wanda said...

Interesting...when we lived up north we banked at Bank of the West!

Good choice for N.

Gramma Ann said...

Interesting how banks tend to merger no matter where we live.

Roger Owen Green said...

ah, but is the service better? interesting post.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Vernz said...

Nice scene... thanks for sharing part of your place..

My ABC Wednesday here

Jingle said...

modern, network stuff is stylish!

lewi14 said...

Why you've published this b&w photo. Is it a symbol? For what?

Very interesting informations.

billyB said...

You could have mentioned that RBS is now part of HM Treasury Inc.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Interesting history of the merged bank, and here I was thinking that it was a shame to merge US banks with 50-year old histories!

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Misfit in Paradise said...

Nice 'N' post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Donna - ABC Wednesday

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