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Midland Bank

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January 1928.
January 1946.
April 1946.
September 1951.
June 1953.
October 1954.
November 1957.
04th March 1961.
April 1961.
July 1961. The English Scene.
November 1961.
July 1962.
February 1965.
October 1973.

1923 The name of the London Joint City and Midland Bank was changed to Midland Bank

1924 Affiliated with North of Scotland Bank

1950 North of Scotland Bank and Clydesdale Bank were amalgamated to become the Clydesdale and North of Scotland Bank (soon shortened to Clydesdale Bank). The merged bank became Scotland's largest in terms of deposits, advances and number of branches.

1980s Midland needed to rationalise and sold Clydesdale (along with its Irish subsidiaries) to National Australia Bank.

1989 National Australia Bank bought the Clydesdale bank for £420 million.

1989 Launched first telephone bank First Direct, which offered banking products and services by telephone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

1992 HSBC Holdings acquired Midland Bank. It was one of the biggest banking mergers of its time.

1999 Rebranded as HSBC.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] HSBC Heritage
  • [2] Midland Bank documents
  • [3] Wikipedia