Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 144,356 pages of information and 230,176 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1924 Affiliated with North of Scotland Bank
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.