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Hoares Bank was founded in 1672 by Richard Hoare at the sign of the Golden Bottle in Cheapside, London.

In 1690 he moved the business to new premises in Fleet Street, still within the City of London.  He continued trading at the sign of the Golden Bottle (a gilded leather bottle which hung outside the shop).  Street numbering was unknown in those days and signs were used to distinguish one business from another.

C. Hoare & Co. is the sole survivor of the private deposit banks, which were established in the 17th and 18thcenturies.  As such it has a long and illustrious history, famous customers in the 19th century included Lord Byron; Jane Austen; Lord Palmerston and The Earl of Liverpool.

The bank has a magnificent collection of archives dating back several centuries, and TESS are proud to have been chosen as the supplier of display cases for this unique slice of banking history.


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