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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/045
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1851-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 149 production units.
Name of creator(s): Chartered Institute of Bankers x Institute of Financial Services


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Bankers was founded in 1879 and gained a Royal Charter in 1987. In 1997 the name was changed to the Institute of Financial Services. The Institute provides professional qualifications, training and licences to practice to those working in the financial sector.

The Institute had premises at 11 and 12 Clements Lane, 1879-84; St Michael's House Cornhill, 1884-91; 34 Clements Lane, 1891-1923; 5 Bishopsgate, 1923-1937; 11 Birchin Lane, 1937-1951; 10 Lombard Street, 1951-1996.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, comprising constitutional documents, minutes, correspondence (notably about International Banking summer schools), and photographs. Access to post 1980 material is restricted. The records are held off-site and require 24 hours notice for access.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

Access by appointment only. Please contact staff.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Mss 30850-62A were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library by the Chartered Institute of Bankers on 3rd October 1995. Mss 36588-96 were donated in 2005 (together with some printed books and prints which were passed to the Printed Books and Prints & Maps Sections of Guildhall Library). The Charter was not deposited neither were any financial or examinations records. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

A published company history can be found in Edwin Green's Debtors to their Profession which is held in the Guildhall Library Printed Books section at L 64.2.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
November 2010 to January 2011.

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