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Going the extra mile

Ten objects showing how we have worked over the centuries to go further and do better for our customers.

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91: Cheque, 1659/60

Drawn on Morris & Clayton, this is one of the oldest surviving British cheques.

92: Lettre d'indication, 1860s

Issued to customers of Messrs Drummond to enable them to obtain cash when travelling abroad.

93: Photo of Fanny Hopkins, c.1870

Fanny Hopkins was London & County Bank's first female branch agent.

94: Dolls' house passbook, 1926

Miniature passbook made by National Provincial Bank for Queen Mary's dolls' house.

95: Advertising leaflet, 1929

Promoting National Provincial Bank's branches in London railway stations.

96: Night safe wallet, c.1934

Issued by Bishopston branch of Westminster Bank.

97: Cheque completion guide, 1938

Compiled by staff of the Royal Bank of Scotland to help a customer who did not speak English.

98: Savings stamps, 1967

Strip of savings stamps issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

99: Mobile bank film, 1979

Film entitled 'A Portrait of the Royal Bank', showing a Royal Bank of Scotland mobile bank in action.

100: Banking app, 2011

The world's first fully functional banking app, launched by the Royal Bank of Scotland.