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List of notable or famous bankers from England, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in England and even some popular bankers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from England is included when available.

List is made up of people like Nick Leeson and George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe.

This historic bankers from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English bankers of note?" and "Who are the most famous bankers from England?" These prominent bankers of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English bankers.

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Abraham Newland


Abraham Newland was the chief cashier at the Bank of England from 1782 to 1807. The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of England note was genuine. Abraham was the son of William Newland and Anne Arnold. His father was a Southwark baker. He slept in the Bank of England itself for 25 years, so he was largely a stranger to his own house adjoining Highbury Fields. When he resigned in 1807, he declined an annuity but accepted a 1000-guinea service of plate. When he died, he bequeathed many legacies to various family members, including Edmund Edwin, Yeoman Gentleman of Aldbury. He made his money mostly by speculating in shares of loans ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1730-1807)


Adam J. Applegarth was the Chief Executive Officer of the Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne based Northern Rock bank, one of the first victims of the so-called subprime mortgage crisis. The bank was subsequently nationalised The son of a music and drama teacher, he attended Sedbergh School and Durham University, where he read Mathematics and Economics. He joined Northern Rock in October 1983 as a graduate trainee, becoming General Manager in 1993, joining the Board of Directors in 1996 and being appointed Chief Executive in 2001 at the age of 39 and remained in this position till he left the bank in December 2007. ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: North East England, United Kingdom

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Alexander Baring, 1st Baron As... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bankers from England
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Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC was a British politician and financier, and a member of the Baring family. Baring was the second son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and of Harriet, daughter of William Herring. His grandfather, John Baring, emigrated from Germany and established the family in England. ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1774-1848)

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Alfred de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bankers from England
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Alfred Charles Freiherr de Rothschild CVO was the second son of Lionel de Rothschild and Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild of the prominent Rothschild family. ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1842-1918)

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