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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