Computer Style Passbook and Statement
Examples of stationery issued to customers
that was used to record their transactions
Passbook designed to be updated in a computer terminal
The Account Number relating to this style of passbook was entered between the pre-printed dots. The first six digits of the Account
Number indicate the Sort Code of the branch - the first two always being '77' for a savings bank in England and Wales. The next six
digits formed the 'stem' of the Account Number, which was followed by a digit indicating the type of account and a check digit
The name of the branch was also entered on the inside front cover, but was hidden by the transaction
pages when these were open as shown above.
The inside rear cover of the Passbook listed the most common Transaction Codes generated
by the computer system against individual transactions.
(2) Statement printed by a centralised computer
statement reproduced below relates to a Cheque Account. In this case the '77' part of the branch's Sort Code is omitted from the Account
Number, and details of Transaction Codes are provided at the foot of the statement