Records of Banking, Insurance & Finance Union, Scotland, trade union, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

The records relate to the activities of the Glasgow Branch.

  • Administrative records 1972-1987
  • Financial records 1972-1987
  • Staff records 1972-1987

These include: agreements with banks, committee minutes, policy documentation, comment and guidance on legislation, training, union activity within banks, statistics, circulars, information on dealing with disputes and tribunals and pay and benefit schemes.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Banking Insurance & Finance Union was founded in 1918  . In May 1999 the company merged with Nat West staff association and Barclay's union to become Unifi and created one of largest white-collar unions in Britain and the largest specialist finance sector union in the world. In 1998  the Glasgow Branch operated from 146 Argyle Street, Glasgow. As of 2000, it represented almost 200,000 employees of banks, building societies, finance houses and insurance companies.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information

Open access to records over 30 years old, except those subject to current Data Protection legislation. Company permission is needed for access to more recent records, please contact the University Archivist in the first instance.

Acquisition Information

June Sullivan : Secretary to the Deputy Secretary General : 7 Buchanan Street, Glasgow : 30 January 1992

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Alternative Form Available

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Jenny Bunn, 14 February 2000.

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Custodial History

Received directly from creator


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Related Material

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Location of Originals

This material is original


Green, Edwin  , Debtors to their Profession: A History of the Institute of Bankers , London , 1979