Financials
The First Day: September 1st 1919
A basic part of the Bank's early accounting system was the reporting of cash transactions, by branches to Head Office, on a daily basis. The book summarising these Daily Cash Returns at the Bank's commencement (part of which is reproduced below) was pre-printed with the names of twenty branches:
 
 
Of the four branches that opened three days a week, two opened on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and two (Harborne and Saltley) opened on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
 
Therefore, of the twenty branches listed in the Daily Cash Return book, sixteen were open for business when the Bank first commenced business on Monday, September 1st 1919. Of this total of 16 branches, fifteen recorded Deposits and four recorded Repayments on that day. Prior to September 1st, accounts had been opened by the transfer of balances from the Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank. Many of the Deposits (and probably all of the Repayments) would therefore have been to/from existing accounts, not accounts opened on the First Day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 NOTE
 Amount
Deposited
-s-d
 Amount
Withdrawn
-s-d
 Head Office
 (1)
 939-9-11
 61-18-10
 Acocks Green
(2)
 120-9-0
 
 Aston
 (1)
 42-0-8
 5-0-0
 Balsall Heath
 (2)
 8-5-9
 
 Duddeston
 (3)
 40-5-0
 1-0-0
 Erdington
 (2)
   
 Handsworth
 (1)
 261-10-0
 
 Hay Mills
 (2)
 13-19-6
 
 Kings Heath
 (2)
 5-10-4
 
 Ladywood
 (3)
 124-6-5
 
 Lozells
 (1)
 501-3-6
 
 Northfield
 (2)
 5-0-0
 
 Rotton Park
 (2)
 44-9-6
 
 Selly Oak
 (2)
 15-14-3
 
 Small Heath
 (1)
 154-12-6
 
 Sparkbrook
 (1)
 270-15-1
 5-0-0
       
   
 2,547-11-5
 72-18-10
 
 NOTES:
                                             
(1) Daily Branch
(2) Evening Branch
(3) Branch open on three days a week
 
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