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  • RBS becomes first bank to reveal social lending data

    • Enterprise
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Business banking
    • Social enterprise
    Report shows RBS has around £250m in outstanding lending to the social sector.
  • Twycross Zoo transforms with NatWest support

    • NatWest
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Business banking
    Twycross Zoo CEO Sharon Redrobe guided Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest’s Commercial & Private Bank, on a tour of recent developments at the zoo. Some of these developments have been funded by a loan from NatWest.
  • Guest blog: Raising awareness of postal fraud

    • Personal banking
    • Fraud
    • Blog
    Marilyn Baldwin OBE, Founder of Think Jessica, recounts how she came to care about postal scams and explains how consumers can be scam aware.
  • Portsmouth most affordable city for students

    • UK
    • Personal banking
    • South West
    • Scotland
    • Supporting individuals
    Portsmouth tops the NatWest Student Living Index as the most cost effective city, closely followed by Liverpool and Newcastle.

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  • A good start - Economics Weekly

    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    30 August 2016
    blossomed flowers If you’re walking in the dark it’s useful to know where you’re starting from. With Q2 GDP growth confirmed at 0.6%, supported by decent data for June, we can be confident that the UK economy started the summer in decent shape.
  • The ATM – from punched cards to charity powerhouse

    • Personal banking
    • Charity
    • Blog
    26 August 2016
    woman at atm Senior Community Programmes Manager Laura Chow explains how the ATM has evolved from a high street rarity to a tool for charitable giving.
  • NatWest Ormskirk branch marks 150th anniversary

    • Branches
    • NatWest
    • England
    • Supporting individuals
    23 August 2016
    NatWest’s presence in Ormskirk can be traced back to 1866, when Manchester & Liverpool District Banking Co opened an office here.
  • In retreat - Economics Weekly

    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    22 August 2016
    shoppers We now have a small set of hard economic data covering July. And overall it’s proved reassuring. The UK jobs machine keeps running and we just can’t stop shopping. These are early days still but recession fears are in retreat.
  • Skills & Opportunities Fund set to give away another £1.25m

    • UK
    • Sustainability
    • Supporting communities
    • Charity
    19 August 2016
    The Skills & Opportunities Fund is set to give more money to good causes before the end of the year.
  • NatWest reveals importance of Direct Debits

    • Wales
    • Personal banking
    • NatWest
    • England
    • Our news
    18 August 2016
    Research released by the NatWest Reward Account shows that 8 out of 10 people know exactly, or to the nearest £25, how much money leaves their account each month by Direct Debit.
  • Charity Kiltwalk raises £650,000

    • Scotland
    • The Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Supporting communities
    • Charity
    16 August 2016
    More than 600 Scots took part in the third Royal Bank of Scotland Kiltwalk event of the year, pushing the fundraising beyond the £650,000 mark.
  • Moderation needed - Economics Weekly

    • Economic Analysis
    15 August 2016
    house Construction This week’s Economics Weekly talks about Britain’s industrial production and the Olympics’ impact on Brazil’s Economy.
  • World’s largest free business accelerator lands in the Highlands and Islands

    • Start up
    • Enterprise
    • The Royal Bank of Scotland
    • Supporting small businesses
    12 August 2016
    Inverness hub launch Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has teamed up with Entrepreneurial Spark Powered by Royal Bank of Scotland to deliver the pilot programme which is first of its kind in the UK.
  • Industry experts on protecting customers from scams

    • UK
    • Fraud
    • Our news
    • Financial Education
    11 August 2016
    Sector experts on consumer scams wrote a series of guest blogs for Scam Awareness Month in July. Below is a round-up of the blogs.

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