Depositor trends in the Limehouse Savings Bank, London between 1830 and 1876

Linda PERRITON, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, The York Managment School, University of York.
linda.perriton@york.ac.uk


Abstract

The research approach used in this study of the Limehouse Savings Bank suggests a promising alternative direction for historical savings banks research; one that reconnects savings banks history with the wider history of retail banking and allows for a much richer interplay between social history and financial history. By looking at the patterns of use by the Limehouse account holders it was possible to see the ways in which working families and individuals interacted with a standard product and standard service offering. They might have been offered a one-size-fits-all financial product that came with considerable ideological expectations but they used the product in different, sometimes inventive, ways which suits their needs.


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PERRITON(Linda)(Dr.)(2012): Depositor trends in the Limehouse Savings Bank, London between 1830 and 1876. ESBG Research Article, 31pp.


published online: 11.07.2012


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