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  • Guest blog: Entrepreneurial dreams become a reality

    • Start up
    • Enterprise
    • NatWest
    • Blog
    26 April 2017
    A designer working on a sketch with a colour pallette nearby At 13-years-old, Henry Patterson is one of the UK’s youngest entrepreneurs. He has already published a children’s book and co-founded a business, and will soon see his characters come to life in animation. Hear from Henry about how it all began and how Entrepreneurial Spark, powered by NatWest, helped him.
  • Great British Entrepreneur Awards announce three-year partnership with NatWest

    • Start up
    • Enterprise
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Awards
    25 April 2017
    Great British Entrepreneur Awards Now in its fifth year, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards have celebrated some outstanding entrepreneurs who have gone on to become household names.
  • Belt tightening - Economics Weekly

    • Global markets
    • Economic Analysis
    24 April 2017
    Clothes on hangers in a shop Retails sales fell in the first three months of the year, the first quarterly fall since 2013. With rising prices squeezing their incomes, it looks as if consumers have decided to tighten their belts.
  • Responsible Business Week: how RBS is building a more sustainable bank

    • Enterprise
    • Sustainability
    • Supporting communities
    • Charity
    24 April 2017
    MoneySense lesson As a member of Business in the Community (BITC) UK, BITC Scotland and BITC Northern Ireland, RBS is supporting Responsible Business Week 2017 through a variety of initiatives across the different brands. Responsible Business Week 2017 runs from 24 to 28 April and is calling all businesses to share and exchange ideas for responsible business.
  • NatWest launches 3 minute business loan applications

    • NatWest
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Innovation
    • Business banking
    21 April 2017
    small business owner New online platform improves service and cuts days from business loan process.
  • Number of people wanting to launch a business increases post referendum as entrepreneur confidence rises

    • Start up
    • Enterprise
    • NatWest
    • Supporting small businesses
    21 April 2017
    start up office The NatWest Entrepreneurship Monitor has revealed that interest in starting a new business has been increasing in 2017, after having fallen to a historic low in the run up to and after the Brexit vote.
  • Skills and Opportunities Fund public vote now open

    • Charity
    • Supporting communities
    • Social enterprise
    21 April 2017
    The Oasis Centre, one of the 2016 skills and opportunity fund's winners, hold a cheque up Top voted organisations will be awarded money from the first round of the Skills and Opportunities Fund in 2017.
  • Guest blog: Taking a stand against scams

    • Blog
    • Preventing fraud
    20 April 2017
    Email folders, including inbox and spam Research shows that scams cost the UK up to £10bn a year. What can people do to protect themselves from falling victim to a scam? Louise Baxter, Scams Team Manager at National Trading Standards, talks about the ‘Friends Against Scams’ campaign and how RBS is supporting.
  • NatWest reveals top scams at ‘Scambassadors’ event

    • NatWest
    • Supporting communities
    • Preventing fraud
    19 April 2017
    NatWest CEO of Personal and Business Banking, Les Matheson, speaking at event to help prevent scams ‘Goods not received’ and ‘holiday scams’ are among the top scams which have affected NatWest customers.
  • NatWest funding helps Lightbox to shine

    • Housing
    • NatWest
    • Supporting corporates
    • Real estate
    18 April 2017
    Lightbox residential development in Manchester's MediaCityUK Plans to develop 238 new homes at Manchester’s MediaCityUK have taken a major step forward, following a £28.6m finance deal with NatWest.

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