The Banks

  There were over 500 banks active in the London Forex Market, and about 3,000 worldwide at the peak of the Interbank market. That is, before all the mergers and a general pull-out.
Most are just memories - some names still exist and in other cases they have changed the names to protect the innocent!

Here is a list of the ones I remember. Please feel free to add to it

A

  • Abbey National
  • ABC International
  • ABSA Bank
  • Algemene Bank Nederland
  • Alliance & Leicester
  • Allied Irish Banks
  • Alpha Bank
  • American Express Bank
  • Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank
  • Anglo Portuguese Bank
  • Anglo-Romanian Bank
  • Ansbacher & Co
  • Anthony Gibbs
  • Arab Bank Plc
  • Arab National Bank
  • Atlantic International Bank
  • Australia & New Zealand Banking Corp.

B

  • Banamex
  • Banca Commerciale Italiana
  • Banca Intesa
  • Banca March
  • Banca Monte dei Paschi di Sienna
  • Banca Nazionale del Lavoro
  • Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
  • Banco de la Nacion Argentina
  • Banco di Napoli
  • Banco di Roma
  • Banco di Sicilia
  • Banco do Bilbao
  • Banco do Brasil
  • Banco Espirito Santo
  • Banco Popolare di Milano
  • Banco Popolare di Novara
  • Banco Santander
  • Banco Totta & Acores
  • Banco Urquijo
  • Bancomer
  • BANESPA
  • Banesto
  • Bank Austria
  • Bank Banorabe
  • Bank Brussels Lambert
  • Bank Gesellschaft Berlin
  • Bank Handlowy
  • Bank Hapoalim
  • Bank Leumi
  • Bank Melli Iran
  • Bank of America ECU
  • Bank of America International
  • Bank of Americal NTSA
  • Bank of China
  • Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI)
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Montreal
  • Bank of New South Wales
  • Bank of New York
  • Bank of New Zealand
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Bank of Tokyo
  • Bank Saderat Iran
  • Bank Sepah
  • Bank Tejarat
  • Bankers Trust
  • Bankers Trust International
  • Banque Belge
  • Banque Indosuez
  • Banque Internationale ŗ Luxembourg
  • Banque Nationale de Paris
  • Barclays Bank CFB
  • Barclays DCO
  • Bayerische Landesbank
  • Bear Stearns
  • BHF-Bank
  • Bolsa
  • British & French Bank
  • British Bank of the Middle East
  • Brown Shipley

C

  • Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole (CNCA)
  • Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • Chartered Bank
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chemical Bank
  • Christiania Bank
  • Citibank
  • City National Bank of Detroit
  • Commerzbank
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Continental Illinois
  • Co-operative Bank
  • Copenhagens Handelsbank
  • Coutts & Co
  • Credit Agricole Indosuez
  • Credit Lyonnais
  • Creditanstalt
  • Credito Italiano

D

  • Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank
  • Den Danske Bank
  • Den norske Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DG Bank
  • Dresdner Bank
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert

E

  • European Banking Corporation (Ebco)

F

  • Fidelity Bank
  • First National Bank of Boston
  • First National Bank of Chicago
  • First National Bank in Dallas
  • First National City Bank
  • First Union National Bank
  • First Wisconsin
  • Fleet National Bank
  • Fortis Bank
  • Franklin National Bank
  • Fuji Bank

G

  • Girard Bank
  • Girozentrale
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grindlays
  • Gulf International Bank

H

  • Halifax plc
  • Hambros Bank
  • Hamburgische Landesbank
  • Havana International Bank
  • Hill Samuel
  • HSBC
  • Hungarian International Bank
  • HypoVereinsbank

I

  • Industrial Bank of Japan
  • International Westminster
  • Investec Bank
  • Iran Overseas Bank
  • Irving Trust
  • Israel British Bank
  • Italian International Bank

J

  • J. Henry Schroder Wagg
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Jyske Bank

K

  • Kansallis
  • KBC Bank
  • Kleinwort Benson
  • Korea Development Bank

L

  • Lšnderbank
  • Lazard Brothers
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Libra Bank
  • Lloyds Bank International
  • Lloyds Europe
  • Lloyds Overseas