Latham was founded in 1833 in London. John Alves Arbuthnot and Alfred Latham opened their first premises in 33 Great St Helen’s on 13 May 1833. In 1858 John Alves Arbuthnot became Governor of the London Assurance and in 1861 Alfred Latham became Governor of the Bank of England. Between 1833 and 1900, the company prospered as a merchant of produce from India, such as cotton, tea and jute. By the end of the century, the company’s financial services were proving to be more significant than its trading activities.
The accepting houses (Arbuthnot Latham being one) were struggling in the economic uncertainty surrounding the first world war. Arbuthnot Latham became one of the founding members of the Accepting Houses Committee, a body set up to collectively press their banking interests with the government and Bank of England.
The Arbuthnot Latham Bank celebrates a century in business with a centenary dinner. Marking the 100 year Arbuthnot Jubilee. With guests in attendance ranging from long-standing clients, local business leaders and politicians. Only a few staff were retained at Arbuthnot Latham’s St Helen’s Place office during The Blitz. The rest relocated to Hertfordshire.
Citing the difficulty of competing in an increasingly international marketplace, the Arbuthnot family link to the bank which had lasted for almost 150 years was broken. They sold the bank to Dow Scandia and Henry Angest became CEO in 1982.
Arbuthnot Latham changed hands a couple of times after Dow Bank sold it. Having successfully taken control of Secure Homes (latterly Secure Trust) – a separate bank – Henry Angest set his sights once again on Arbuthnot Latham, initially securing Arbuthnot Fund Managers and crucially, the Arbuthnot Latham name. Through Secure Trust, he acquired Aitken Hume Bank, which later became the basis for Arbuthnot Latham’s private banking proposition.
The freehold of Wilson Street is acquired as the intended new headquarters of Arbuthnot Banking Group. The building, which is split over six floors, is home to our front line and support teams. As well as a range of client meeting rooms and event spaces.
Having celebrated its 180th Anniversary in 2013 and an office already open in Exeter, Arbuthnot Latham also opens regional offices in Manchester, Bristol and Dubai. The bank also forms a commercial banking arm and acquires Renaissance Asset Finance, as well as launching Arbuthnot Asset Based Lending Ltd. and Arbuthnot Specialist Finance Ltd.
7 Wilson Street,
London EC2M 2SN
|Key people||Henry Angest, chairman|
|Products||Banking and insurance|
Arbuthnot Latham Online Banking
Adam Bank offers online banking services to its customers. You can visit the official website to benefit from online banking. After entering the official website, press the Login button on the top right. You will see the lower section on the next screen. You will see two options, Online Banking and Investor Portal. You can click one of them according to the process you are going to do.
Customers manage their accounts by logging into Arbuthnot Online Banking system. In this way, they do all their transactions 24/7 wherever they want without going to the branch. In this era of digitalization of the world, we no longer need branches or ATMs. That’s why the online banking system is enough to make our life easier. You can perform all your transactions easily and quickly.
Arbuthnot Latham Contact
Lost/Stolen Card or Fraud Reporting
+44 (0)20 7012 2900
+44 (0)20 7012 2500
+44 (0)20 7012 2500
Arbuthnot House, 7 Wilson Street, London EC2M 2SN
+44 (0)161 413 0030
82 King Street, 8th Floor Manchester, M2 4WQ
+44 (0)1392 496061
The Senate, Ground Floor, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1UG
+44 (0)117 440 9333
St Catherine’s Court, 3rd Floor Berkeley Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BQ
+971 4 377 0900
Office 308 , Floor 3, Gate Building 4, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, P.O Box 482007, UAE