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More about pay and hours
Wages and salaries were supplemented with new types of payments.
The return of peace brought more changes to prices and incomes.
Most new workers were paid weekly wages rather than salaries.
Banking was a respectable but modestly-paid career.
In 1914 30 of the banks that were to come together to create today’s RBS were trading independently.
Banks paid part-salary to employees away on military service.
Britain's banks in 1914 were essentially Victorian in their outlook and culture.
Every aspect of banking life felt the impact of war
Like all branches, Barrow had to cope with a whole range of new pressures and responsibilities.
Queenie was one of the few women already working in a bank before the war.
Bertram was a bank manager in Tonbridge, Kent. His 22-year-old son was killed in action in 1918.