Banking & finance

Remnant, James, (Lord) National Life Stories: City Lives (19 of 26) National Life Stories: City Lives

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:30:14

  • Shelf mark

    C409/118

  • Subjects

    Banking

  • Recording date

    1993-16-12, 1994-08-02, 1994-02-03, 1994-22-03, 1994-14-04, 1994-24-05, 1994-01-06

  • Is part of (Collection)

    City Lives

  • Recording locations

    National Provident Institution offices, London

  • Interviewees

    Remnant, James, (Lord), 1930-, (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 19 (tape 10 Side A): Company never stabilised again after Peter Gray affair. Was approached through Warburgs by New York company wanting to buy firm. Were advised by Kleinwort Benson. JR's use of Concorde. Sale to New York fell through as unable to agree on price. Eventually company was sold to Société Générale three years later for 50 million. JR felt couldn't resign even if felt like it during bad period. [Interview 24th May 1994] JR's visit to Israel since previous interview. Details of Order of St. John. Details of family crest and coat of arms.

  • Description

    Interview with James Wogan Remnant, 3rd Baron Remnant, Director of the Bank of Scotland (1989–1996).

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