The Big Four British Banks: Organization,Strategy and the Future

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This book is a cutting-edge exploration of the UK commercial banking industry, as reflected primarily in the experience of the four main clearing banks: Barclays, Lloyds, Midland and NatWest. What will the industry look like in the future? What strategies, cultures and organizational forms will distinguish the survivors from the non-survivors? Will the dominant form be the highly diversified, global, financial supermarket, the so-called universal bank, the more focused niche player, both, or some other type? To ...
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Overview

This book is a cutting-edge exploration of the UK commercial banking industry, as reflected primarily in the experience of the four main clearing banks: Barclays, Lloyds, Midland and NatWest. What will the industry look like in the future? What strategies, cultures and organizational forms will distinguish the survivors from the non-survivors? Will the dominant form be the highly diversified, global, financial supermarket, the so-called universal bank, the more focused niche player, both, or some other type? To answer these questions, David Rogers draws upon very high level access to the leading players in this evolving industry.
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Rogers (management, Leonard N. Stern School of Business of New York U.) examines the UK commercial banking industry as reflected primarily in the experience of the four main clearing banks<-->Barclays, Lloyds, Midland, and NatWest. Topics address differences between US and UK banks, recent history and strategic adaptations, the role of leadership, and a study of each of the four banks. Subsequent chapters address the nature of Midland's turnaround and future prospects for banks in the UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312228699
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/20/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

David Rogers is Professor and Chairman of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Foreword
1 Introduction 1
2 UK and US Banking: Similarities and Differences 15
3 Recent History and Strategic Adaptations 27
4 Lloyds: a Deviant Case, Rejecting Universal Banking 42
5 Barclays: the Quaker Squirearchy of UK Banking 67
6 Leadership: from Vision to Implementation 92
7 NatWest: Another Global Bank Gone Home 120
8 Can a sleeping giant awake? 147
9 Midland: Turnaround After Near-fatal Decline 170
10 Universal banking: benchmarks from Britain 197
App.: Tables 1-6 223
Bibliography 230
Index 234
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