Banking in wartime

The First World War was an extraordinary time which transformed banks, and the lives of their staff and customers, in a multitude of ways.

The First World War called upon banks to support customers, staff and the national war effort amid unprecedented circumstances.

The First World War affected all our staff, whether they went away to fight, stayed behind, or came to work in a bank for the first time.

The impact of the First World War did not end with the Armistice in 1918; the after-effects were far-reaching and long-lasting.