Catalogue


Commercial banks and industrial finance in England and Wales, 1860-1913 /
Michael Collins and Mae Baker.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
description
x, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0199249865
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
added author
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
isbn
0199249865
catalogue key
5097651
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [272]-289) and indexes.
A Look Inside
Reviews
Review Quotes
This is fundamental reading in British (and European) banking history, and also a very informative and stimulating source for economic and business historian alike.
1. The Relationship between Finance and Industry in Britain 2. Comparative European Banking Developments 3. Relationship Banking and Transaction Banking: Conceptual Issues 4. Trends in Commercial Bank Liabilities 5. The Impact of Financial Crises on Commercial Bank Behaviour 6. Bank Mergers and the Impact on Asset Structures, 1860-1913 7. Contemporary Opinion on Bank Lending 8. Professionalization, Organization, and Control 9. The Nature of Commercial Banks' Industrial Loans 10. Loan Refusals 11. Business Clients' Financial Distress 12. Conclusion Appendices
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Pre-1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre, but other industrial nations quickly challenged Britain's influence. The relationship of bankers and industrialists has often been cited as a key factor in this decline. This book examines and presents this debate.
Long Description
Before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre. However, following the disruption of the world markets caused by World War I and the Great Depression of the 1930s, other industrial nations quickly and effectively challenged Britain's influence. Critics of the banks claim that, even before 1914, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencies handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power. This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour.
Long Description
In the decades before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre. However, this position was not long maintained, other industrial nations quickly and effectively challenged the influence of Britain, and following the disruption of the world markets caused by World War I and the Great Depression of the 1930s, international hegemony slipped away for ever. The relationship of bankers and industrialists has often been cited as a key factor in this decline. Critics of the banks claim that, even before World War I, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencies handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power. This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour. Using a rich source of contemporary records, it presents a series of micro-economic studies into commercial bank assets and liabilities, financial crises, bank mergers, the professionalization of banking, the organization and conduct of the industrial loan business, and the nature of bank support given to industrial clients. The result is a new, authoritative interpretation of bank-industry relations in the half-century before World War I.
Main Description
In the decades before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial centre. However, this position was not long maintained, other industrial nations quickly and effectively challenged the influence of Britain, and following the disruption of the world markets caused by WorldWar I and the Great Depression of the 1930s, international hegemony slipped away for ever.The relationship of bankers and industrialists has often been cited as a key factor in this decline. Critics of the banks claim that, even before World War I, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencieshandicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power.This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behaviour. Using a rich source of contemporary records, it presents a series of micro-economic studies intocommercial bank assets and liabilities, financial crises, bank mergers, the professionalization of banking, the organization and conduct of the industrial loan business, and the nature of bank support given to industrial clients.The result is a new, authoritative interpretation of bank-industry relations in the half-century before World War I.
Unpaid Annotation
Before 1914, the City of London was the premier international financial center. Critics of the banks claim that, even before 1914, there were serious deficiencies in the financial provision provided by banks to the domestic industrial sector, and that these deficiencies handicapped Britain's competitive advantage in world markets, leading to the decline of their influence and power. This book examines these claims, and bringing to bear important new data that presents the debate in a novel and revealing framework, expounds an economic rationale for historical bank behavior.
Table of Contents
The Relationship between Finance and Industry in Britain
Comparative European Banking Developments
Relationship Banking and Transaction Banking: Conceptual Issues
Trends in Commercial Bank Liabilities
The Impact of Financial Crises on Commercial Bank Behaviour
Bank Mergers and the Impact on Asset Structures, 1860-1913
Contemporary Opinion on Bank Lending
Professionalization, Organization, and Control
The Nature of Commercial Banks' Industrial Loans
Loan Refusals
Business Clients' Financial Distress
Conclusion
Appendices
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem