The bank was founded in 1672 by Richard Hoare at the sign of the Golden Bottle in Cheapside. In 1690 he moved the business to new premises in Fleet Street, still within the City of London.
C. Hoare & Co. is the sole survivor of the private deposit banks which were established in the 17th and 18th centuries. As such it has a long and interesting history. To read our archive of the month click here. If you would like to read similar articles from "Through the Years - Tales from the Hoare's Bank Archive" please click here.
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