Banking in wartime | RBS Remembers

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Banking in wartime

In all their long history, Britain’s banks had never experienced circumstances like those of the First World War. Amid new dangers and national responsibilities, they strove to keep their doors open for business as usual.

Supporting customers


The war placed immense strains on bank customers. Our banks worked hard to meet their changing needs.

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Supporting the nation


Throughout the First World War the British government asked much of all citizens, including corporate citizens. Banks had to take a vital role in financing the war and maintaining national economic stability.

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