Our expanding world

Ten objects showing how the horizons of bankers, communities and customers have developed from local to global over the centuries.

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Arms of the Company of Scotland Trading to Africa and the Indies.

Owned by Thomas Coutts of Coutts & Co.

Issued to Giuseppe Garibaldi, hero of Italian unification, by National Bank of Scotland.

To her bankers Glyn, Mills, Hallifax & Co.

Dominion of Canada 4% loan certificate issued through Glyn, Mills, Currie & Co.

Taken at a London dinner in honour of Korekiyo Takahashi, vice governor of the Bank of Japan.

Issued by London County & Westminster Bank (Paris) Ltd.

Promoting services offered by Westminster Bank.

To the Royal Bank's head office from its foreign delegate, Edward Davies.

Dual language brochure advertising Westminster Bank's money transfer services.