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This site features pages about nearly 250 companies that have come together over the centuries to form today’s RBS. As well as a brief history of each company, the pages give details of publications about them, an overview of relevant records in our archives and links to other archives which also hold related records.

Use the tabs to browse the list:

  • alphabetically by bank name
  • geographically (UK banks only). Note that banks are only listed under the region of their head office location. Many also operated branches in other regions.

The list only includes each bank’s current or last trading name. If you are looking for a name and can’t find it here, it may be an earlier or alternative version. Try searching this site for all or part of the name.

  • Alphabetical listing

  • Regional listing

Alphabetical listing

A

 

Adam & Company

Alcock, J, J & G, & Co

Alliance Bank (Manchester)

Alliance Bank Ltd (London & Liverpool)

Anglo-International Bank Ltd

Annan Savings Bank

Arbroath Banking Co

Ashton, Stalybridge, Hyde & Glossop Bank Ltd

 

 

B

 

Badcock, H, H J & D, & Co

Bank of Bolton Ltd

Bank of England's Western Branch

Bank of Glasgow

Bank of Leeds Ltd

Bank of London

Bank of Manchester Ltd

Bank of Stockport

Bank of Whitehaven Ltd

Barnard, Thomas, & Co

Batten, J & H B

Beckett & Co (Leeds)

Beckett & Co, York & East Riding Bank

Berkshire Union Banking Co

Biggerstaff, W & J

Birkbeck Bank

Bloxsome & Co

Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Bradford District Bank Ltd

British Overseas Bank Ltd

Brocklehurst, William, John & Thomas, & Co

Buckleys, Shaw & Co

Bulpett & Hall

Burt, Frederick, & Co Ltd

Butcher, Thomas, & Sons

 

 

C

 

Caithness Banking Co

Cave, Ames & Cave

Chapman, T & T S

Chasemore, Robinson & Sons

Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co

Child & Co

Christy, Lloyd & Co

Citizens Financial Group, Inc

Cole, Holroyd & Co

Commercial Bank of London

Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

Commercial Banking Co of Aberdeen

Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

Consolidated Bank Ltd

Cooke, Vernon, Walker, Jackson & Milner

County Bank Ltd

County of Stafford Bank Ltd

Coutts & Co

Crawshay, Bailey & Co

Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd

Crompton, Newton & Co (Chesterfield)

Crompton, Newton & Co (Derby)

Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd

Curries & Co

 

 

D

 

Davies, Robert, & Co

Davison, Noel, Templer, Middleton & Wedgwood

Deane & Co

Derby & Derbyshire Banking Co Ltd

Dimsdale, Fowler, Barnard & Dimsdales

Dingley & Co

Dingley, Pearse & Co

Direct Line

District Bank Ltd

Dixon, Brooks & Dixon

Dixons & Co

Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co

Drewett, Fowler & Fowler

Drummond, Messrs

Dumbell's Banking Co Ltd

Dundee Banking Co

Dundee Commercial Banking Co

Dundee New Bank

Dundee Union Bank

Dunsford & Co

 

 

E

 

Eddy & Squire

Emmerson & Co

Equivalent Company

Esdaile, Sir James, Esdaile, Grenfell, Thomas & Co

Evans, W & S, & Co

 

 

F

 

Fector & Co

First Active plc

Firth, Thomas, & Sons

Fryer, Andrews & Co

Fuller, Banbury, Nix & Co

 

 

G

 

Gibson, Wilson & Gregson

Glyn, Mills & Co

Grafton Savings & Building Society

Greenock Banking Co

Grindlays Bank Ltd

Guernsey Banking Co Ltd

Guernsey Commercial Banking Co Ltd

Guinness Permanent Building Society

 

 

H

 

Halford, Baldock & Co

Hall & Co

Hammersley, Greenwood & Brooksbank

Hankey & Co

Hardcastle, Cross & Co

Harris & Co

Hartleys & Co

Harwood & Co

Haythorne, Joseph, & George Wright

Hector, Lacy & Co

Heywood Brothers & Co

Heywood, Kennards & Co

Hilton, Rigden & Rigden

Holt & Co

Hopkins & Drewett

Hoskins & Co

Hove Banking Co Ltd

Hulke, Dixon & Co

Husband & Co

 

 

I

 

International Westminster Bank Ltd

Irish Life Building Society

Isle of Man Bank Ltd

Isle of Wight Joint Stock Bank

 

 

J

 

Jeffreys & Co

Jennings, F W

Jones, Loyd & Co

 

 

K

 

Kinglake & Co

Kinnersly, Thomas, & Sons

Knaresborough & Claro Banking Co Ltd

 

 

L

 

Ladbroke & Co

Lancaster Banking Co Ltd

Lawrie & Co

Leatham, Tew & Co

Ley & Co

Lichfield, Rugeley & Tamworth Banking Co

Lloyds Bank (Europe)

Lochmaben Savings Bank

Lockerbie Savings Bank

Lombard Banking Ltd

Lombard North Central plc

London & Dublin Bank Ltd

London & Middlesex Bank

London & Northern Bank Ltd

London & Westminster Bank Ltd

London & Yorkshire Bank Ltd

London, Commercial & Cripplegate Bank Ltd

Loveband & Co

Loyd, Entwisle & Co

 

 

M

 

Messiter, U, G & H

Miles, Cave, Baillie & Co

Miles, Miles, Harford, Miles & Miles

Milford, Snow & Co

Moger, George, & Sons

Montrose Banking Co

Moore, William

Morris, David, & Sons

Moxon & Percival

 

 

N

 

Nantwich & South Cheshire Joint Stock Bank

National Bank Ltd

National Bank of Liverpool Ltd

National Bank of Scotland Ltd

National Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

National Provincial Bank Ltd

National Westminster Bank plc

Nevile, Reid & Co

North Central Finance Ltd

Northamptonshire Union Bank Ltd

Northern & Central Bank of England

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd

Nunn & Co

 

 

P

 

Pares's Leicestershire Banking Co Ltd

Parr's Bank Ltd

Payne & Co

Penfold, Springet & Penfold

Percival, John & Samuel

Perth Union Banking Co

Pole, Thornton, Free, Down & Scott

Postal Service Permanent Building Society

Prescott's Bank Ltd

Pretor, Pew & Co

Pyke, Scott & Co

 

 

R

 

Reeves & Co

Richards & Co

Ricketts, Thorne & Courtney

Ridge & Co

Robarts, Lubbock & Co

Robin Brothers

Robinson, James & Charles, & Co

Rottons & Scholefields

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Royds, Clement, & Co

Ruffer, A, & Sons Ltd

Ruthwell Savings Bank

 

 

S

 

Saddleworth Banking Co

Sanders, Snow & Co

Sapte, Muspratt, Banbury, Nix & Co

Scott, Sir Samuel, Bart & Co

Sheffield & Rotherham Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Sheffield Banking Co Ltd

Shilson, Coode & Co

Shrubsole & Co

Skinner, William, & Co

Smith, Ellison & Co

Smith, Payne & Smiths

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Derby)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Newark)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Nottingham)

Smith, Samuel, Brothers & Co

Southport & West Lancashire Banking Co Ltd

Sparkes & Co

Stilwell & Sons

Stockton & Durham County Bank

Stoveld, John, & Co

Stuckey's Banking Co Ltd

Stuckey, Lean & Co

Stuckey, S & G, & Co

Stuckeys & Woodlands

Swann, Clough & Co

 

 

T

 

Taylor, James, & Sons

Trapp, Halfhead & Co

Tufnell, Falkner & Co

Tugwell, Brymer, Clutterbuck & Co

 

 

U

 

Ulster Bank Ltd

Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd

Unity Joint Stock Mutual Banking Association

 

 

V

 

Vere & Asgill

Vye & Harris

 

 

W

 

Waldron, Walters & Co

Western Bank of London

Western Bank of Scotland

Westminster Bank Ltd

Whitehaven Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Whitmash, Henry, & William Lambert White

Wigan, Mercer, Tasker & Co

Williams & Glyn's Bank Ltd

Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd

Williams, Deacon & Co Ltd

Wilmshurst & Co

Wilson & Son

Woodcock, Thomas, Sons & Eckersley

Woodhead & Co

Wrights & Co

 

 

Y

 

Young, Charles Allen, & Son 

Regional listing

Channel Islands

 

Guernsey Banking Co Ltd

Guernsey Commercial Banking Co Ltd

Robin Brothers

 

 

East Midlands

 

Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co

Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd

Crompton, Newton & Co (Chesterfield)

Crompton, Newton & Co (Derby)

Derby & Derbyshire Banking Co Ltd

Evans, W & S, & Co

Hall & Co

Moxon & Percival

Northamptonshire Union Bank Ltd

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd

Pares's Leicestershire Banking Co Ltd

Percival, John & Samuel

Robinson, James & Charles, & Co

Smith, Ellison & Co

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Derby)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Newark)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Nottingham)

Taylor, James, & Sons

Wilson & Son

 

 

East of England

 

Barnard, Thomas, & Co

Trapp, Halfhead & Co

 

 

Isle of Man

 

Dumbell's Banking Co Ltd

Isle of Man Bank Ltd

 

 

London

 

Alliance Bank Ltd (London & Liverpool)

Anglo-International Bank Ltd

Bank of England's Western Branch

Bank of London

Biggerstaff, W & J

Birkbeck Bank

British Overseas Bank Ltd

Burt, Frederick, & Co Ltd

Child & Co

Commercial Bank of London

Coutts & Co

Curries & Co

Davies, Robert, & Co

Davison, Noel, Templer, Middleton & Wedgwood

Dimsdale, Fowler, Barnard & Dimsdales

District Bank Ltd

Dixon, Brooks & Dixon

Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co

Drewett, Fowler & Fowler

Drummond, Messrs

Esdaile, Sir James, Esdaile, Grenfell, Thomas & Co

Fuller, Banbury, Nix & Co

Glyn, Mills & Co

Grindlays Bank Ltd

Hammersley, Greenwood & Brooksbank

Hankey & Co

Heywood, Kennards & Co

Holt & Co

International Westminster Bank Ltd

Jones, Loyd & Co

Ladbroke & Co

Lawrie & Co

Lloyds Bank (Europe)

Lombard Banking Ltd

London & Dublin Bank Ltd

London & Middlesex Bank

London & Westminster Bank Ltd

London & Yorkshire Bank Ltd

London, Commercial & Cripplegate Bank Ltd

National Bank Ltd

National Provincial Bank Ltd

National Westminster Bank plc

Parr's Bank Ltd

Pole, Thornton, Free, Down & Scott

Prescott's Bank Ltd

Robarts, Lubbock & Co

Ruffer, A, & Sons Ltd

Sapte, Muspratt, Banbury, Nix & Co

Scott, Sir Samuel, Bart & Co

Smith, Payne & Smiths

Stilwell & Sons

Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd

Unity Joint Stock Mutual Banking Association

Vere & Asgill

Western Bank of London

Westminster Bank Ltd

Williams & Glyn's Bank Ltd

Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd

Williams, Deacon & Co Ltd

Woodhead & Co

Wrights & Co

Young, Charles Allen, & Son

 

 

North East England

 

Skinner, William, & Co

Stockton & Durham County Bank

 

 

North West England

 

Alliance Bank (Manchester)

Ashton, Stalybridge, Hyde & Glossop Bank Ltd

Bank of Bolton Ltd

Bank of Manchester Ltd

Bank of Stockport

Bank of Whitehaven Ltd

Brocklehurst, William, John & Thomas, & Co

Buckleys, Shaw & Co

Christy, Lloyd & Co

Consolidated Bank Ltd

County Bank Ltd

Dixons & Co

Firth, Thomas, & Sons

Gibson, Wilson & Gregson

Hardcastle, Cross & Co

Hartleys & Co

Heywood Brothers & Co

Lancaster Banking Co Ltd

Loyd, Entwisle & Co

Nantwich & South Cheshire Joint Stock Bank

National Bank of Liverpool Ltd

Northern & Central Bank of England

Parr's Bank Ltd

Royds, Clement, & Co

Saddleworth Banking Co

Southport & West Lancashire Banking Co Ltd

Whitehaven Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd

Woodcock, Thomas, Sons & Eckersley

 

 

Northern Ireland

 

Ulster Bank Ltd

 

 

Republic of Ireland

 

First Active plc

Grafton Savings & Building Society

Guinness Permanent Building Society

Irish Life Building Society

London & Dublin Bank Ltd

Postal Service Permanent Building Society

 

 

Scotland

 

Adam & Company

Annan Savings Bank

Arbroath Banking Co

Bank of Glasgow

Caithness Banking Co

Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

Commercial Banking Co of Aberdeen

Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

Dundee Banking Co

Dundee Commercial Banking Co

Dundee New Bank

Dundee Union Bank

Equivalent Company

Greenock Banking Co

Lochmaben Savings Bank

Lockerbie Savings Bank

Montrose Banking Co

National Bank of Scotland Ltd

National Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

Perth Union Banking Co

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Ruthwell Savings Bank

Western Bank of Scotland

 

 

South and South-East England

 

Berkshire Union Banking Co

Bulpett & Hall

Butcher, Thomas, & Sons

Chapman, T & T S

Chasemore, Robinson & Sons

Deane & Co

Direct Line

Eddy & Squire

Emmerson & Co

Fector & Co

Halford, Baldock & Co

Hector, Lacy & Co

Hilton, Rigden & Rigden

Hopkins & Drewett

Hove Banking Co Ltd

Hulke, Dixon & Co

Isle of Wight Joint Stock Bank

Jeffreys & Co

Lombard North Central plc

Nevile, Reid & Co

Nunn & Co

Penfold, Springet & Penfold

Ridge & Co

Shrubsole & Co

Stoveld, John, & Co

Wigan, Mercer, Tasker & Co

Wilmshurst & Co

 

 

South West England

 

Badcock, H, H J & D, & Co

Batten, J & H B

Bloxsome & Co

Cave, Ames & Cave

Cole, Holroyd & Co

Dingley & Co

Dingley, Pearse & Co

Dunsford & Co

Fryer, Andrews & Co

Harris & Co

Harwood & Co

Haythorne, Joseph, & George Wright

Hoskins & Co

Husband & Co

Kinglake & Co

Ley & Co

Loveband & Co

Messiter, U, G & H

Miles, Cave, Baillie & Co

Miles, Miles, Harford, Miles & Miles

Milford, Snow & Co

Moger, George, & Sons

Payne & Co

Pretor, Pew & Co

Pyke, Scott & Co

Reeves & Co

Ricketts, Thorne & Courtney

Sanders, Snow & Co

Shilson, Coode & Co

Sparkes & Co

Stuckey's Banking Co Ltd

Stuckey, Lean & Co

Stuckey, S & G, & Co

Stuckeys & Woodlands

Tufnell, Falkner & Co

Tugwell, Brymer, Clutterbuck & Co

Vye & Harris

Waldron, Walters & Co

Whitmarsh, Henry, & William Lambert White

 

 

Wales

 

Crawshay, Bailey & Co

Morris, David, & Sons

Richards & Co

 

 

West Midlands

 

Alcock, J, J & G, & Co

County of Stafford Bank Ltd

Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd

Jennings, F W

Kinnersly, Thomas, & Sons

Lichfield, Rugeley & Tamworth Banking Co

Moore, William

Rottons & Scholefields

 

 

Yorkshire and Humber

 

Bank of Leeds Ltd

Beckett & Co (Leeds)

Beckett & Co, York & East Riding Bank

Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Bradford District Bank Ltd

Cooke, Vernon, Walker, Jackson & Milner

Knaresborough & Claro Banking Co Ltd

Leatham, Tew & Co

London & Northern Bank Ltd

North Central Finance Ltd

Sheffield & Rotherham Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Sheffield Banking Co Ltd

Smith, Samuel, Brothers & Co

Swann, Clough & Co 

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