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United Counties Bank Ltd is the name adopted by the firm in 1907 following the merger of Birmingham District and Counties Bank with Bradford Old Bank in that year. In 1916 United Counties was acquired by Barclay and Co Ltd, giving Barclays a stronghold in the West Midlands and West Riding. This was the largest acquisition by Barclays up to that point. See Birmingham Town and District Banking Company, Birmingham, Dudley and District Banking Company, and Birmingham District and Counties for the history of this company under earlier names. Material available at Group Archives: this important bank is well documented, the records including board and committee minutes, annual reports and accounts, accounting ledgers, staff salary lists, amalgamation papers, profit and loss papers, securities records, management correspondence, shareholders' minutes and registers, branch records, amalgamation papers 1907