Bankers Almanac celebrates 175 years


When the “Banking Almanac and Directory” was first published in 1845, its editors hoped it would be found “of sufficient utility to call for its continuance.”

Fast forward 175 years and we are proud to be celebrating the remarkable longevity of the much loved “orange book.” It has truly stood the test of time – surviving world wars and technological revolutions – and remains a cornerstone of the international banking community today.

Though no longer available as a printed volume, Bankers Almanac lives on and thrives as a digital resource, providing global insight into payments and counterparty risk management.

The secret to Bankers Almanac’s success is continued innovation. Its data now integrates seamlessly with banking systems via APIs, flags risks related to sanctions and state-owned enterprises, supports KYC and payments automation, and provides critical intelligence and analytics to inform sound business decisions.

View the resources we’ve collated to mark the anniversary:

Infographic – Bankers Almanac: 175 Years of Trust and Reliability

Video: Journey of the Banking Almanac and Directory

The original Banking Almanac and Directory

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