Companies by region

This site features pages about nearly 250 companies that have come together over the centuries to form today’s NatWest Group. As well as a brief history of each company, the pages give details of publications about them, an overview of relevant records in our archives and links to other archives which also hold related records.

You can browse the companies either alphabetically by bank name or geographically (UK banks only). Note that banks are only listed under the region of their head office location. Many also operated branches in other regions.

The list only includes each bank’s current or last trading name. If you are looking for a name and can’t find it here, it may be an earlier or alternative version. Try searching this site for all or part of the name.

View alphabetical listing of companies

Regional listing

Channel Islands

Guernsey Banking Co Ltd

Guernsey Commercial Banking Co Ltd

Robin Brothers


East Midlands

Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Banking Co

Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Ltd

Crompton, Newton & Co (Chesterfield)

Crompton, Newton & Co (Derby)

Derby & Derbyshire Banking Co Ltd

Evans, W & S, & Co

Hall & Co

Moxon & Percival

Northamptonshire Union Bank Ltd

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Banking Co Ltd

Pares's Leicestershire Banking Co Ltd

Percival, John & Samuel

Robinson, James & Charles, & Co

Smith, Ellison & Co

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Derby)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Newark)

Smith, Samuel, & Co (Nottingham)

Taylor, James, & Sons

Wilson & Son


East of England

Barnard, Thomas, & Co

Trapp, Halfhead & Co


Isle of Man

Dumbell's Banking Co Ltd

Isle of Man Bank Ltd



Alliance Bank Ltd (London & Liverpool)

Anglo-International Bank Ltd

Bank of England's Western Branch

Bank of London

Biggerstaff, W & J

Birkbeck Bank

British Overseas Bank Ltd

Burt, Frederick, & Co Ltd

Child & Co

Commercial Bank of London

Coutts & Co

Curries & Co

Davies, Robert, & Co

Davison, Noel, Templer, Middleton & Wedgwood

Dimsdale, Fowler, Barnard & Dimsdales

District Bank Ltd

Dixon, Brooks & Dixon

Dorrien, Magens, Mello & Co

Drewett, Fowler & Fowler

Drummond, Messrs

Esdaile, Sir James, Esdaile, Grenfell, Thomas & Co

Fuller, Banbury, Nix & Co

Glyn, Mills & Co

Grindlays Bank Ltd

Hammersley, Greenwood & Brooksbank

Hankey & Co

Heywood, Kennards & Co

Holt & Co

International Westminster Bank Ltd

Jones, Loyd & Co

Ladbroke & Co

Lawrie & Co

Lloyds Bank (Europe)

Lombard Banking Ltd

London & Dublin Bank Ltd

London & Middlesex Bank

London & Westminster Bank Ltd

London & Yorkshire Bank Ltd

London, Commercial & Cripplegate Bank Ltd

National Bank Ltd

National Provincial Bank Ltd

National Westminster Bank plc

Parr's Bank Ltd

Pole, Thornton, Free, Down & Scott

Prescott's Bank Ltd

Robarts, Lubbock & Co

Ruffer, A, & Sons Ltd

Sapte, Muspratt, Banbury, Nix & Co

Scott, Sir Samuel, Bart & Co

Smith, Payne & Smiths

Stilwell & Sons

Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd

Unity Joint Stock Mutual Banking Association

Vere & Asgill

Western Bank of London

Westminster Bank Ltd

Williams & Glyn's Bank Ltd

Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd

Williams, Deacon & Co Ltd

Woodhead & Co

Wrights & Co

Young, Charles Allen, & Son


North East England

Skinner, William, & Co

Stockton & Durham County Bank


North West England

Alliance Bank (Manchester)

Ashton, Stalybridge, Hyde & Glossop Bank Ltd

Bank of Bolton Ltd

Bank of Manchester Ltd

Bank of Stockport

Bank of Whitehaven Ltd

Brocklehurst, William, John & Thomas, & Co

Buckleys, Shaw & Co

Christy, Lloyd & Co

Consolidated Bank Ltd

County Bank Ltd

Dixons & Co

Firth, Thomas, & Sons

Gibson, Wilson & Gregson

Hardcastle, Cross & Co

Hartleys & Co

Heywood Brothers & Co

Lancaster Banking Co Ltd

Loyd, Entwisle & Co

Nantwich & South Cheshire Joint Stock Bank

National Bank of Liverpool Ltd

Northern & Central Bank of England

Parr's Bank Ltd

Royds, Clement, & Co

Saddleworth Banking Co

Southport & West Lancashire Banking Co Ltd

Whitehaven Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Williams Deacon's Bank Ltd

Woodcock, Thomas, Sons & Eckersley


Northern Ireland

Ulster Bank


Republic of Ireland

First Active plc

Grafton Savings & Building Society

Guinness Permanent Building Society

Irish Life Building Society

London & Dublin Bank Ltd

Postal Service Permanent Building Society



Adam & Company

Annan Savings Bank

Arbroath Banking Co

Bank of Glasgow

Caithness Banking Co

Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

Commercial Banking Co of Aberdeen

Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies

Dundee Banking Co

Dundee Commercial Banking Co

Dundee New Bank

Dundee Union Bank

Equivalent Company

Greenock Banking Co

Lochmaben Savings Bank

Lockerbie Savings Bank

Montrose Banking Co

National Bank of Scotland Ltd

National Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd

NatWest Group plc

Perth Union Banking Co

Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Ruthwell Savings Bank

Western Bank of Scotland


South and South-East England

Berkshire Union Banking Co

Bulpett & Hall

Butcher, Thomas, & Sons

Chapman, T & T S

Chasemore, Robinson & Sons

Deane & Co

Eddy & Squire

Emmerson & Co

Fector & Co

Halford, Baldock & Co

Hector, Lacy & Co

Hilton, Rigden & Rigden

Hopkins & Drewett

Hove Banking Co Ltd

Hulke, Dixon & Co

Isle of Wight Joint Stock Bank

Jeffreys & Co

Lombard North Central plc

Nevile, Reid & Co

Nunn & Co

Penfold, Springet & Penfold

Ridge & Co

Shrubsole & Co

Stoveld, John, & Co

Wigan, Mercer, Tasker & Co

Wilmshurst & Co


South West England

Badcock, H, H J & D, & Co

Batten, J & H B

Bloxsome & Co

Cave, Ames & Cave

Cole, Holroyd & Co

Dingley & Co

Dingley, Pearse & Co

Dunsford & Co

Fryer, Andrews & Co

Harris & Co

Harwood & Co

Haythorne, Joseph, & George Wright

Hoskins & Co

Husband & Co

Kinglake & Co

Ley & Co

Loveband & Co

Messiter, U, G & H

Miles, Cave, Baillie & Co

Miles, Miles, Harford, Miles & Miles

Milford, Snow & Co

Moger, George, & Sons

Payne & Co

Pretor, Pew & Co

Pyke, Scott & Co

Reeves & Co

Ricketts, Thorne & Courtney

Sanders, Snow & Co

Shilson, Coode & Co

Sparks & Co

Stuckey's Banking Co Ltd

Stuckey, Lean & Co

Stuckey, S & G, & Co

Stuckeys & Woodlands

Tufnell, Falkner & Co

Tugwell, Brymer, Clutterbuck & Co

Vye & Harris

Waldron, Walters & Co

Whitmarsh, Henry, & William Lambert White



Crawshay, Bailey & Co

Morris, David, & Sons

Richards & Co


West Midlands

Alcock, J, J & G, & Co

County of Stafford Bank Ltd

Croxon, Jones & Co (Old Bank) Ltd

Jennings, F W

Kinnersly, Thomas, & Sons

Lichfield, Rugeley & Tamworth Banking Co

Moore, William

Rottons & Scholefields


Yorkshire and Humber

Bank of Leeds Ltd

Beckett & Co (Leeds)

Beckett & Co, York & East Riding Bank

Bradford Commercial Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Bradford District Bank Ltd

Cooke, Vernon, Walker, Jackson & Milner

Knaresborough & Claro Banking Co Ltd

Leatham, Tew & Co

London & Northern Bank Ltd

North Central Finance Ltd

Sheffield & Rotherham Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd

Sheffield Banking Co Ltd

Smith, Samuel, Brothers & Co

Swann, Clough & Co