Savings initiatives have changed over the years but how? In the following infographic, shares ISA provider, True Potential Investor has taken a step through time with this question in mind.

Here’s a few facts to get your started… the first known building society formed for groups of individuals who were looking to help each other to buy property. Did you know 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?

Spend a few minutes browsing through the full infographic below.

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