The research approach used in this study of the Limehouse Savings Bank suggests
a promising alternative direction for historical savings banks research; one
that reconnects savings banks history with the wider history of retail banking
and allows for a much richer interplay between social history and financial
history. By looking at the patterns of use by the Limehouse account holders it
was possible to see the ways in which working families and individuals
interacted with a standard product and standard service offering. They might
have been offered a one-size-fits-all financial product that came with
considerable ideological expectations but they used the product in different,
sometimes inventive, ways which suits their needs.
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To cite this article:
PERRITON(Linda)(Dr.)(2012): Depositor trends in the Limehouse Savings Bank,
London between 1830 and 1876. ESBG Research Article, 31pp.