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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/B/207/SCB03
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1966-1985
Level of description: sub fonds
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Extent: 0.30 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Standard Chartered Bank Limited xx Standard Chartered Banking Group Limited xx Standard Chartered plc


Administrative/Biographical history:

In 1969 the Standard Bank Limited mergered with the Chartered Bank to create the Standard Chartered Banking Group Limited; the group consisted of the Standard Bank and the Chartered Bank along with their principal subsidiaries and associated companies.

Immediately following the merger both banks continued to operate separately with each maintaining their own board of directors and a third board being created for the Standard Chartered Banking Group Limited. It was not until 1973 that the General Management of both banks were amalgamated and 1974 when the three boards of directors were all run by the same people. On 1 October 1975 the name of the company was changed to Standard Chartered Bank Limited. In 1983 all banking operations of both Standard Bank and Chartered Bank were brought together into one company, titled, Standard Chartered Bank. In 1985 the parent company was again renamed to Standard Chartered PLC.

Following the 1969 merger the bank retained City of London headquarter premises at 10 Clements Lane (former headquarters of Standard Bank Limited) and at 38 Bishopsgate (former headquarters of Chartered Bank). In 1990 new premises were opened in Aldermanbury Square for all London staff and in 20--, the headquarters were moved to 1 Basinghall Avenue, where the bank remains situated (as at 2014).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of Standard Chartered Bank Limited including Corporate Development Department correspondence, memos, draft agreements, Wallace Brothers balance sheets and company structures concerning acquisition of Wallace Brothers and Company (Holdings) Limited.

Records of Business Archives Council survey of historical records of the bank and predecessors including lists correspondence and records on premises and historical records held.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

CLC/B/207/SCB03/01 Secretary's Department
CLC/B/207/SCB03/02 Corporate Development Department

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information are subject to access restrictions under the UK Data Protection Act, 1998.

48 hours notice required for access.

PLEASE NOTE: Permission for access to records less than 45 years old should be sought from the depositor.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is held by the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The bank's archives were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in 1989 and after. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The majority of records relating to Standard Chartered Bank have been retained by the bank.

Publication note:

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:
Added January 2014

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