Financials
Open Accounts
 
Number of Accounts in the
Depositors' Department & House Purchase Department
 
NOTES
No 1
Department
 No 2
Department
No 3
(Investment)
Department 
 Current
Accounts
 Total
Deposit
Accounts
Increase/
(Decrease)
Number 
 Increase/
(Decrease)
%
Mortgages
Outstanding
 1919
[1]
 24,411
 
 
 
24,411
 
 
 
 1920
 
 40,130
 
 
 
40,130
15,719
64.4
148
 1921
62,119
 
 
 
62,119
21,989
54.8
925
 1922
76,230
 
 
 
76,230
14,111
22.7
1,122
 1923
 100,245
 
 
 
100,245
24,015
31.5
1,251
 1924
 
133,420
 
 
 
133,420
33,175
33.1
1,658
 1925
 
 166,894
 
 
 
166,894
33,474
25.1
2,533
 1926
 
199,605
 
 
 
199,605
32,711
19.6
3,948
 1927
 
225,760
 
 
 
225,760
26,155
13.1
5,380
 1928
 
 254,433
 
 
 
254,433
28,673
12.7
5,965
 1929
 280,129
 
 
 
280,129
25,696
10.1
6,096
 1930
 
 311,980
 
 
 
311,980
31,851
11.4
6,438
 1931
 333,219
 
 
 
333,219
21,239
6.8
6,794
 1932
 
 344,584
 
 
 
344,584
11,365
3.4
6,962
 1933
 
 356,350
 
 
 
356,350
11,766
3.4
6,886
 1934
 
 374,799
 
 
 
374,799
18,449
5.2
6,532
 1935
 
 392,927
 
 
 
392,927
18,128
4.8
6,432
 1936
 
 410,871
 
 
 
410,871
17,944
4.6
6,843
 1937
 
431,395
 
 
 
431,395
20,524
5.0
7,703
 1938
 
 450,584
 
 
 
450,584
19,189
4.4
7,983
 1939
 
466,163
     
 466,163
 15,579
 3.5
 8,053
1940
472,157
 
 
 
472,157
5,994
1.3
8,181
1941
489,165
 
 
 
489,165
17,008
3.6
8,056
1942
512,114
 
 
 
512,114
22,949
4.7
7,815
1943
537,030
 
 
 
537,030
24,916
4.9
7,392
1944
557,792
 
 
 
557,792
20,762
3.9
6,757
1945
572,945
 
 
 
572,945
15,153
2.7
6,069
1946
585,863
 
 
 
585,863
12,918
2.3
5,434
1947
598,034
 
 
 
598,034
12,171
2.1
5,194
1948
611,080
 
 
 
611,080
13,046
2.2
5,106
1949
626,722
 
 
 
626,722
15,642
2.6
5,035
1950
639,220
 
 
 
639,220
12,498
2.0
5,410
1951
649,874
 
 
 
649,874
10,654
1.7
5,770
1952
663,051
 
 
 
663,051
13,177
2.0
6,176
1953
 
678,197
 
 
 
678,197
15,146
2.3
6,633
1954
 
688,746
 
 
 
688,746
10,549
1.6
7,041
1955
 
705,672
 
 
 
705,672
16,926
2.5
7,829
1956
 
719,214
 
 
 
719,214
13,542
1.9
8,422
1957
719,104
 
 
 
719,104
(110)
(0.0)
8,274
1958
[2]
698,006
26,032
 
 
724,038
4,934
0.7
8,333
1959
 
684,547
39,583
 
 
724,130
92
0.0
8,374
1960
678,924
50,387
 
 
729,311
5,181
0.7
8,389
1961
672,615
58,011
 
 
730,626
1,315
0.2
8,412
1962
666,108
65,230
 
 
731,338
712
0.1
8,367
1963
 
659,812
72,835
 
 
732,647
1,309
0.2
8,250
1964
654,629
81,989
 
 
736,618
3,971
0.5
8,117
1965
648,614
90,158
 
 
738,772
2,154
0.3
7,960
1966
644,778
96,700
 
 
741,538
2,766
0.4
7,900
1967
[3]
638,499
100,408
5,005
 
743,912
2,374
0.3
7,828
1968
[4]
636,394
100,741
13,881
2,038
753,054
9,142
1.2
7,472
1969
633,423
101,137
18,992
3,624
757,176
4,122
0.5
7,147
1970
 
628,885
101,605
21,824
5,609
757,923
747
0.1
6,879
 1971
625,278
103,303
25,379
7,559
761,519
3,596
0.5
6,616
 1972
 
621,430
105,856
27,569
9,874
764,729
3,210
0.4
6,485
 1973
 
622,455
107,536
31,404
11,930
773,325
8,596
1.1
6,257
 1974
 
624,678
107,211
34,328
14,173
780,390
7,065
0.9
6,043
 1975
 
626,752
107,666
34,707
17,325
786,450
6,060
0.8
5,782
Mar 1976
 
348,813
86,058
35,126
20,129
490,126
440
0.1
5,482
Nov 1976
 
348,984
84,123
34,919
21,887
489,913
(296,977)
(37.7)
5,253
1977
[6]
 
80,561
 
28,694
498,019
8,106
1.7
4,841
1978
[6]  [7]
 
74,155
 
41,398
462,830
(35,189)
(7.1)
n/a
1979
[7]
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
NOTES:
 
[1]   Number of Accounts Transferred from the Birmingham Corporation Savings Bank
 
[2]   No 2 Department commenced April 1st 1957
 
[3]   No 3 (Investment) Department commenced January 1st 1967
 
[4]   Current Account facility introduced in July 1967
 
[5]   Open Account numbers reported from 1919 to 1975 included both Active and Inactive Accounts
       From 1976, only the number of Active Accounts were reported (There were 296,764 Inactive Accounts at March 31st 1976)
       (Inactive Accounts: accounts with no transactions for three years and with a balance less than 1)
 
[6]   From November 21st 1977, the No 1 and No 3 Departments were combined to form the 'New Department';
       the numbers of Active Accounts for these departments were:
          - 1977: 417,458
          - 1978: 421,432
 
[7]   n/a = Not Available; no account number details were published in the 1979 Annual Report, and the number of Mortgages was
                 not revealed in the previous year
 
Principal Statistics
 
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