Palgrave Studies in Economic History

The Regulation of the London Clearing Banks, 1946–1971

Stability and Compliance

Authors: Arch, Linda

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  • Uses archival records from the Bank of England Archive, the Conservative Party Archive, Lloyds Banking Group Archive, London Metropolitan Archives and the National Archive, among others
  • ​Explores the rationale and consequences of clearing bank regulation in its economic context
  • Examines the ‘Big Five’ banks, Barclays, Lloyds, Midland, National Provincial and Westminster
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This book explores the way in which banks were regulated in the UK in the period from 1946 until 1971. It focuses upon a group of 11 banks known as the London clearing banks. These banks included the ‘Big Five’ – Barclays, Lloyds, Midland, National Provincial and Westminster – and were the equivalent to today’s retail banks.

The time period in question is an intriguing one in the history of banking and bank regulation in that the banking system was very stable, but the regulatory framework was less dependent upon codified forms of regulation than it is today. Having explored the nature of clearing bank regulation, Arch goes on to consider the rationale behind it, as well as its consequences. She concludes by reflecting upon the nature of bank regulation since the global financial crisis. This title is essential reading for academics with an interest in banking history and bank regulation, for practicing bank regulators and for regulatory policymakers.

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Linda Arch is Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK. She previously worked as a chartered management accountant and is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Regulation of the London Clearing Banks, 1946–1971
Book Subtitle
Stability and Compliance
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00910-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00910-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00909-0
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 126
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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