Worshipful Company of International Bankers
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The Worshipful Company of International Bankers is one of the livery companies of the City of London. Its members are current or former members of the financial services industry, primarily banking. It is based in a building in Austin Friars, near Liverpool Street station.
In 1999 the City of London Corporation extended the possibility of freedom of the City of London beyond UK, Commonwealth and European Union citizens. This led to the possibility of a company with "international" membership. The Guild of International Bankers was founded in July 2001 and in October 2002 it became a company without livery. On 21 September 2004 its petition for livery status was granted by the Court of Aldermen.
The Company ranks 106th in the order of precedence for the City livery companies. Its motto translates from Latin as "Nation to Nation", reflecting its international character. The shield of the company is blazoned: Per pale Sable and Gules a dragon rampant Argent within an orle of bezants.