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The Great American Landmarks Adventure
Bank of Italy (Bank of America)
We built banks to protect and increase our savings.

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Bank of Italy
(Bank of America)

San Francisco, California

You may not know the Bank of Italy, but you've probably heard of the Bank of America, which grew out of it. Amadeo Peter Giannini founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco in 1904 and eventually made it one of the largest commercial banks in the world. Giannini's success was based on inviting people of moderate incomes to save and invest their money. Before this, banks had been more interested in providing services to wealthy individuals and large companies. The Bank of Italy has been known as the Bank of America since 1930.

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