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  • RBS invests £10m into social finance charity

    • Supporting small businesses
     arts and craft social enterprise The Royal Bank of Scotland has invested £10m to provide extra Community Business Loans to organisations that find it difficult to access mainstream finance.
  • £852,000 awarded to innovative Scottish start-ups at ScotEdge Awards

    • Supporting small businesses
    The Scottish EDGE winning businesses on stage Scottish start-ups were given a huge financial boost when the ScotEdge fund awarded £852,000 in loans and grants to 26 exceptional businesses.
  • Job Rich, Cash Poor

    • Economic outlook
    Work commute In recent years, the UK labour market has seen an exceptionally strong rate of job growth but a persistent failure of wages to keep pace with rises in the cost of living. The RBS Economics team looks at why this has been the case.
  • Coutts to launch UK multipoint video conferencing scheme

    • Coutts
    • Wealth management
    • Innovation
    • Supporting individuals
    Coutts has this week announced the launch of a pilot scheme that enables customers of the bank to video call their advisor through their mobile device, tablet or PC.
  • Economics Weekly - Statement of intent

    • Economics weekly
    • Economic outlook
    The Autumn Statement was a game of two halves. The Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) forecasts added to confidence that the UK economy will continue to motor along nicely. But the job of mending the public finances is far from done and the projections show just how big the challenge to cut spending in the next parliament will be.

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  • Economics Weekly - Christmas edition 2014

    • Economics weekly
    • Economic outlook
    19 December 2014
    RBS Christmas Baubles We wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas, to the tune of Away in a Manger. We’ll be back in January 2015.
  • RBS supports entrepreneurs through launch of interactive digital seminars

    • Supporting small businesses
    18 December 2014
    Entrepreneur at desk with pc RBS has this week announced the launch of a series of interactive digital seminars aimed at providing insight and coaching to start up companies and entrepreneurs. The seminars will give them a face-to-face type experience through their PC or digital device.
  • Breaking down barriers to banking

    • Blog
    18 December 2014
    New graduates with Ross McEwan Glen McGowan explains the reasoning behind RBS recruiting students with ‘non-traditional’ degrees
  • NatWest supports women entrepreneurs in black and ethnic minority communities

    • Supporting small businesses
    16 December 2014
    Throughout 2014, NatWest has been working in partnership with the National Black Women’s Network (NBWN) to collectively develop a deeper understanding of the barriers preventing women and Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) entrepreneurs from starting and succeeding in business.
  • Statement on the publication of the 2014 Bank of England stress test results

    • RBS news
    • Regulation
    16 December 2014
    RBS building London The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ("RBS") notes the announcement made today by the Bank of England (“BoE”) regarding the results of its 2014 stress test.
  • Changes to our basic fee-free bank account

    • Supporting individuals
    15 December 2014
    Les Matheson Les Matheson, CEO of Personal and Business Banking for RBS and NatWest responds to the announcement from Her Majesty’s Treasury on new basic fee-free bank accounts
  • Economics Weekly - Fill your tanks

    • Economics weekly
    • Economic outlook
    15 December 2014
    Oil tanks The most obvious sign of falling oil prices is the lower cost of filling up at the petrol station, but the effects are widespread and for most people, welcome. We explore this issue in more detail in a separate note published today.
  • RBS signs up to the Time to Change pledge

    • RBS news
    12 December 2014
    aileen taylor Aileen Taylor, Company Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer, signed the Time to Change pledge on behalf RBS.
  • £852,000 awarded to innovative Scottish start-ups at ScotEdge Awards

    • Supporting small businesses
    11 December 2014
    The Scottish EDGE winning businesses on stage Scottish start-ups were given a huge financial boost when the ScotEdge fund awarded £852,000 in loans and grants to 26 exceptional businesses.
  • Investing in Social Enterprise

    • Sustainability
    • Blog
    11 December 2014
    social enterprise tidy t-shirt RBS's latest investment of £10 million into the newly renamed "RBS Social & Community Capital" marks an exciting new chapter, for both the bank and for its arms-length social finance charity.

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