Bank of Scotland

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Now known as Halifax Bank of Scotland.

The Bank of Scotland was incorporated out of an Act of Parliament in 1695, to form Scotland's first commercial bank [1].

In 2001 it merged with Halifax Plc to become HBOS Plc, one of the biggest banks in the UK that could challenge the big-four clearing banks [2].


  1. ^ Saville, R. (1996) Bank of Scotland: A History 1695-1995. Edinburgh University Press; Edinburgh
  2. ^ HBOS Plc (2007) History of HBOS Plc, last accessed 19/04/07