We are aware there has been a technical issue with a number of direct debits that were due on the 1st and 2nd April. We are working to rectify the problem and customers need take no further action. Payments will be taken automatically on the 7th or 8th April. We sincerely apologise to all of our customers for any inconvenience caused. If you believe you have been impacted by this problem and have any concerns please contact us on 02380 215298, or by email to collections@southernfinance.co.uk

History of Raphaels

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Raphaels Bank is the second oldest independent bank in the UK. It was founded in 1787 by Raphael Raphael, a young Dutch merchant who moved from Amsterdam to London. The bank prospered during the Napoleonic Wars and successive generations of Raphaels joined the family banking business. The Bank continued to diversify into stock exchange dealing, bullion broking and was a refiner of gold, raised loans for European Governments and handled large transactions in American Railway Stocks.

 

The Raphael family sold the bank in 1983 and in 2004 it was acquired by Lenlyn Holdings plc, the parent company of ICE (International Currency Exchange), a leading foreign exchange provider.

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