The Union Bank of Scotland, 1830-1885

Tamaki, Norio (1981) The Union Bank of Scotland, 1830-1885. MLitt(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

1. FORMATIVE YEARS, 1830-1844 Responding to the development of the economy in the West of Scotland, Glasgow businessmen joined forces to create the first joint-stock bank based in Glasgow, the Glasgow Union Bank, in 1830. The Union Bank grew steadily and, in the mid-1830's, it embarked upon a new era of amalgamations, which were unprecedented in Scottish banking and unsurpassed by any other bank, resulting in a remarkable development in its business and its dimensions. Though its branch network was confined primarily to the West and Central regions, the Union Bank successfully and firmly laid its basis in Scottish banking between 1830 and 1844, pioneering the age of Glasgow joint-stock banking which began to challenge energetically the traditional Edinburgh banking.

Item Type: Thesis (MLitt(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Economic history, Banking
Date of Award: 1981
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1981-77164
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 09:17
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 09:17
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77164

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