British East India Company

How Currency is Issued in India?

April 28, 2011

In India, the paper currency was first issued during British East India Company rule. The first paper notes were issued by the private banks such as Bank of Hindustan and the presidency banks during late 18th century. Via the Paper Currency Act of 1861, the British Government of India...

Brief History of Banking in India-1

April 21, 2011

The origin of western type commercial Banking in India dates back to the 18th century. The story of banking starts from Bank of Hindustan established in 1770 and it was first bank at Calcutta under European management. It was liquidated in 1830-32. From Bank of Hindustan in 1770, the evolution of...

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