Infographic: How Have Savings Initiatives Changed Over Time?

These days, in our modern world, many of us have our finances organised with share ISA accounts and pension pots but have you ever thought about where these came from, or how each savings initiative has changed over the years?

This posed question is explored in the graphic below, by online investment company, True Potential Investor. 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?

For more fascinating facts, browse through the infographic below…