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Debtors to their Profession (RLE Banking & Finance)

A History of the Institute of Bankers 1879-1979, 1st Edition

By Edwin Green


246 pages | 1 Color Illus.

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This volume examines the first hundred years of the Institute of Banking’s development within the banking business as a whole, with a particular emphasis upon changes in the staffing requirements of the banks and the importance of professional qualifications in the careers of their employees. The survey includes a description of early attempts to form a professional institute for bankers between the 1840s and the 1870s. By examining the objectives, growth of membership and the extension of the Institute’s activities, this volume throws light upon the changing work and qualifications of bank personnel and offers a case study in the development of a large and important professional group.

Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. Prologue: The Banking Institute 1851-1853. 2. Planning for a Professional Institute 1853-1879. 3. Professional Institute or Pressure Group? 1879-1895. 4. A Voice for the Membership 1895-1914. 5. Into the Melting Pot 1914-1927. 6. Consolidation and Reform 1927-1945. 7. Outward Bound 1945-1960. 8. The Tests of Modern Banking 1960-1979. 9. Conclusions: New Directions in Banking Education.

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Routledge Library Editions: Banking & Finance

Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankers

This set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Banks & Banking
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General