Women in banking

RBS heritage hub

Women in banking

The history of women as bank partners and customers goes back at least as far as the 18th century, but - with one or two exceptions - the history of women as bank staff is confined to more recent times.

Women in banking

Women in banking: staff

The history of women as bank partners and customers goes back at least as far as the 18th century, but - with one or two exceptions - the history of women as bank staff is confined to more recent times.

Women in banking: partners

Although most of the partners in our historic banks were men, there were some notable women among them.

Women in banking: customers

Although in later generations women came to prominence as partners, and eventually staff, of banks, their longest-standing role in banking has been as customers.

Set Tab for lightbox