United Kingdom’s oldest privately owned bank

C. Hoare & Co. is the United Kingdom’s oldest privately owned bank founded by Richard Hoare in 1672. The bank ownership have been passed on through the continued direct ownership of the Hoare family and a the core of their business are the values of honesty and care. Before moving to Fleet Street, the bank was located at the sign of the Golden Bottle on London’s Cheapside. C. Hoare & Co. is the sole survivor of more than 750 private deposit banks which were established in the 17th and 18th…

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