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These days, most people are not strangers to personal savings accounts and pension pots. But have you ever thought about where these came from, or how each savings initiative has changed over the years?

In this well designed infographic below from ISA investor, True Potential Investor, jump back through time with this question in mind. Did you know… that the first known building society formed for groups of individuals who were looking to help each other to buy property? Or that the Bank of England was founded towards the end of the 17th century to fund the war effort against France? How about that the Amsterdam Stock Exchange was believed to be the world’s first stock market?

Carry on reading through the graphic below for more eyebrow raising facts…