Department records

Credit Department

These comprise registers of credit facilities granted, mostly dating from shortly after 1900; facility memoranda books from 1900; registers of bails from 1894; papers relating to insurances from the 1920s; papers relating to 'produce business' from 1900; and papers relating to bullion purchases and sales from 1902. There are also Credit Dept Files which contain minutes and agenda of the Credit Committee [from 1969] which determined lending decisions, department diaries [from 1920] recording in detail daily events, department annual reports [from 1905], department weekly reports [from 1949], specimen files of client correspondence [from 1940s], papers relating to financial instruments [from 1920] and so on.

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