Doing business openly and fairly

Ten objects showing how we have worked over the centuries to be open and fair towards customers, shareholders and the wider community.

Explore the objects

21: Hanging sign, 1660s

Sign from outside Child & Co's London premises.

22: Glasgow branch daybook, 1783

First daybook of the Royal Bank's Glasgow agency.

23: Bank founder's portrait, c.1810

Forrest Alexander was the founder of Commercial Bank of Scotland, established in 1810.

24: Royal Bank rules, 1819

Rules, orders and bye-laws for the good government of the corporation of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

25: Account passbook, 1817-23

Passbook of the Reverend John Peel, customer of Dorrien, Magens & Co.

26: Pocket coin scales, c.1820

Scales for testing whether sovereigns were full-weight.

27: Gilbart medallion, 1853

Bearing the portrait of James William Gilbart of London & Westminster Bank.

28: Annual reports, 1864-1935

Reports issues by the directors of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

29: Ashes of the A's and U's, 1965

Urn containing the ashes of the Agreements and Understandings among the Banks in Scotland.

30: Perkins Brailler, 1976

Machine used by NatWest to create customer account statements in Braille.