Staff in The Royal Bank of Scotland's Edinburgh West End office, c.1922 © RBS

Aftermath and legacy

Even before the war ended, it was clear that banking would never be the same again. In all sorts of ways, those times have shaped the world we still live in today 

Unveiling of Ulster Bank's war memorial, Belfast, 1925 © RBS

War memorials

Like other communities, banks and their staff wanted to create lasting tributes to those they had lost

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  • Our war memorials

    • Aftermath and legacy
    • War memorials
    All our banks erected memorials to staff who had died in the war
  • War memorials in later decades

    • Aftermath and legacy
    • War memorials
    The significance of war memorials has changed for each succeeding generation