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Banks's father was an officer in the Admiralty and his mother was a professional ice skater . Banks studied English , philosophy , and psychology at the University of Stirling . [ edit ] Personal life After attending the University of Stirling, Banks moved to London and lived in the

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Nationwide Building Society provides financial services both directly, and through around 700 branches . Nationwide is a major provider of both mortgage loans and savings in the UK, as well as personal banking such as loans, credit cards, bank accounts and insurance products.

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The Culture series or Culture cycle refers to a series of novels and short fiction written by Scottish author Iain Banks . The stories center around the Culture , a post-scarcity semi- anarchist utopia consisting of various humanoid races and managed by very advanced artificial intelligences

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James Banks was born on September 24, 1941, to a family of farmers, his father was Matthew Banks and mother, Lula Holt Banks . He had studied at the McCullough Union School. He gained his associate’s degree with high scholastic honors from Chicago City Junior College in 1963. A year later | 2011/7/22 21:37:58

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Banks was the winner of the NFL Rookie of the Year Award and 4-Time AFC Pro Bowler (1982-83 & 1985-86) with the Cleveland Browns . Banks also played with the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts before retiring in 1993. [ edit ] College career He is a 1981 All-America graduate | 2010/9/25 16:06:43

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation print that page


HSBC is one of the oldest banking groups in the modern world. The bank is known locally simply as "The Bank", "Hongkong Bank" and "Lion Bank". Contents 1 History 1.1 Foundation 1.2 Business development 1.3 Second World War 1.4 International expansion 1.5 The creation of

HSBC Bank (Europe) print that page


and houses some 8,000 staff over 42 levels. HSBC Bank Plc is the only one of Britain's big five banks to hold more deposits than loans (loan:deposit ratio of 90%). [ 1 ] This has led to the bank being seen as a less risky proposition than the other banks by investors and customers, as it

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in Australia in 1986, after the Australian federal government changed the rules to allow foreign banks into the country. HSBC was not the first foreign bank to enter Australia, the first was Chase-AMP, but HSBC was one of the first foreign entrants into the business banking sector. 1986 | 2011/9/14 4:00:05

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housing developments built from the late 1960s onwards mostly on former marshland on the southern banks of the River Thames between the more established towns of Woolwich and Belvedere . Originally planned to have 60,000-100,000 residents, it is now estimated to be on target for a final

The Culture print that page

In vesting all power in his individualistic, sometime eccentric, but always benign, AI Minds, Banks knew what he was doing; this is the only way a liberal anarchy could be achieved, by taking what is best in humans and placing it beyond corruption, which means out of human control. The danger | 2011/8/28 10:51:26