A selection of Newspaper Cartoons that have featured the
Birmingham Municipal Bank
Press Cuttings
A rather well-heeled depositor ('John Citizen') appears to be well satisfied with the 3% he is receiving on his account, as he leaves Head Office on the day it was opened by The Prince George - November 27th 1933.
'The new head offices of the Birmingham Municipal Bank in Broad Street were opened to-day by Prince George'
The Evening Despatch
April 28th 1948
'That'll be the day when the Municipal has a barrow in the Bull Ring!'
The Birmingham Mail
March 9th 1946
A criticism of the Government's decision to require the BMB to reduce the rate of interest payable on Savings.
'At the instigation of the Treasury, interest on deposits at the Municipal Bank are to be reduced from 3% to 2%'
The Evening Despatch
April 17th 1945
Total deposits passed 66 million in the Financial Year 1944/45
They'll be renaming it the Bank of Central England!'
The Evening Despatch
December 20th 1949
A reference to savings being
withdrawn for Christmas spending
Birmingham Municipal Bank
reports quite a heavy seasonal
"run" on deposits
(right) a very early reference (1926) to the Bank
Studying his BMB passbook, a citizen is surrounded by references to the various services provided by the City Council:
- Corporation Trams
- Corporation Electric Light
- Municipal Water
- Municipal Golf Courses
- Municipal Gas
- Free Libraries
He says: "I don't require anything else, thank you"
'At the City Council yesterday a resolution urging municipal trading in coal was rejected'