Nowadays, its commonplace to organise your personal finances with a savings account and pension pot but have you ever thought about where these came from,orhow each savings initiative has changed over the years?

ISA investor, True Potential, is here to help with their well-researched infographic (below). 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?

Prepare to be fascinated, with the full infographic below…

True Potential - Savings Initiatives through time FINAL