The Capital One creditwise documentary is a celebration of the UK’s largest bank, and the country’s capital resources.
The documentary follows the life and times of the capital resources bank, which provides financial services for the Scottish Government.
Capital One was founded in 1868, and has grown to become one of the world’s largest credit institutions, serving customers in every corner of the globe.
Its clients include the British government, the US, Australia, Canada, Japan and India.
The film follows its founder, John Bogle, as he is the leader of the bank’s Scottish operations, the bank accounts, the company, the culture and the brand.
“I’ve spent the last few months making a documentary on Capital One, which was produced with the support of a group of people who are extremely talented in the film industry,” Bogle said.
“We thought it would be a good way to highlight the people who made Capital One what it is today.”
For a full description of the documentary, click here.
“Capital One Credit Wise” features interviews with some of the company’s most notable staff, including founder and chief executive John Bogaerts, and a number of senior executives from its other international branches.
The first part of the film, entitled “A History of Capital One”, takes viewers inside the bank, looking at the origins of the business, and exploring its strengths and weaknesses.
“As you can imagine, I’m a bit of a collector of history,” Bogaest said.
Bogle and Bogle’s former business partner, Richard Barbrook, went on to found the UK-based investment bank Barclaycard.
“They were the first major bank to open up a branch in Scotland, in the 19th century, and they opened it in Edinburgh, which is where the bank is today,” Bogueerts said.
After Bogle retired in 2003, he became CEO of the Bank of Scotland, a role he continues to lead.
“John Bogle was a fantastic leader and he did it all in the face of some pretty challenging circumstances,” said Barbrook.
“He was a man of tremendous energy and integrity, and he led his team with integrity.
It was a really tough time for the bank in the late 1980s, but it was John’s determination to keep the bank going that was the key.
It’s very easy to look at what’s happened in the last 10 years and say, ‘I’m not going to do it this way’.”
Capital One has a great reputation, but there are other things that are important that have been overlooked.
“Capital One is now one of Scotland ‘s three largest banks.
It has assets of £1.3 trillion, with the majority of its profits going to the UK Government and the Scottish economy.
The bank was founded by British entrepreneur John B. Bogaerton in 1866, and its current CEO, John Barbrook has led the bank for almost three decades.
“This means that for every £1 of income generated by a customer, it generates £1 in additional income for the Bank.” “
Today, the Bank provides more than £2 trillion of financial services to its customers, and over one-quarter of all the financial services provided in the UK to customers,” said a spokesperson.
“This means that for every £1 of income generated by a customer, it generates £1 in additional income for the Bank.”
Capitalone has been a key part of Scotland for more than 200 years, and many people consider it to be one of its great institutions.
“The Bank of Edinburgh is one of three UK institutions to be named after John Bogerton,” said James Moore, author of “Capital in the Scottish Highlands: The Story of the Scottish Bank”.
“It is a fantastic example of the resilience of the financial system, which has a remarkable history, from its founding to its current state, through to the Scottish independence referendum.”
This documentary will have a profound impact on people around Scotland who know the Bank and what it stands for, and will make them aware of the importance of preserving the bank.
“When the bank was set up, there was no bank in Scotland.”
The film will be shown on BBC One Scotland from Wednesday at 10pm, and on BBC iPlayer on Wednesday at 9pm.
The Capitalone Credit Wise documentary is part of BBC Scotland’s Big History programme.
Follow BBC Scotland on Twitter: @BBCScoiaFTB and @BBCNewsEnts