Monday, April 11, 2011

History (in 16 Slides) of British Banking

Upstairs Downstairs fans who didn't see enough of bygone days in the U.K. on PBS last evening will enjoy this slide show from the Telegraph.

Did you know the Scots introduced a mobile bank in 1946?

The most revolutionary development in British Banking? "It could be argued that the appearance of women in banks was the biggest banking revolution of the 20th century."

British banking's greatest marketing challenge over the years? "We had to explain what a credit card was - it was a massive marketing task, like nothing ever done before by a bank."

Be sure to dig the Burroughs TC500 computer, c. 1961. (It definitely wasn't dainty.)

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