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  • Ulster Bank NI delivers £7m housing deal

    • Ulster Bank
    • Investment
    • Northern Ireland
    • Supporting individuals
    construction Ulster Bank is providing £7m support for 300 new homes by backing major Triangle Housing development plan.
  • Growth Builder announces first cohort of businesses

    • Enterprise
    • Supporting small businesses
    • NatWest
    business workshop Growth Builder, the business growth programme designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, has announced the first cohort of 48 businesses selected to participate in the 12-month programme.
  • New sign language services launch at RBS

    • Diversity & inclusion
    • Supporting individuals
    British Sign Language user with phone and laptop To coincide with Deaf Awareness week, RBS is launching a new service for British Sign Language customers, making it possible to instantly chat with the bank through a British Sign Language interpreter.
  • Business tips for young farmers

    • Farming
    • Blog
    young farmer in field As the National Federation of Young Famers’ Club annual convention kicks off this week, Charlotte Davies, Associate Director for the Energy sector at RBS, offers some practical business advice to young farmers and explains NatWest's role in supporting the farming industry.

Latest news and opinion

  • How a NatWest chicklet is helping deaf people

    • Enterprise
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Innovation
    25 May 2016
    cSeeker founders One NatWest Entrepreneurial Spark businesses is helping deaf people access the communications support they need.
  • 44 community projects to share £1.25m from RBS

    • Sustainability
    • Charity
    • Supporting communities
    24 May 2016
    fund winners celebrate Last year RBS gave away £2.5m in grants to community projects across the UK and Ireland through the newly launched Skills & Opportunities Fund. As the first round of 2016 funding concludes, 44 projects will receive a share of £1.25m.
  • UK business exports supported in NatWest pledge

    • Enterprise
    • Global markets
    • Supporting small businesses
    • Investment
    24 May 2016
    exports on sea NatWest pledges to help 15,000 businesses and support £2.5bn of business overseas by 2020.
  • Guest blog: Improving access to banking

    • Blog
    • Financial Education
    24 May 2016
    Sian Williams, Head of National Services at inclusion charity Toynbee Hall and a Financial Inclusion Commissioner, blogs on the launch of the FCA’s Occasional paper on Financial Access.
  • Divergence - Economics Weekly

    • UK
    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    • The Americas
    23 May 2016
    The US Federal Reserve This week Economics Weekly compares UK and US inflation, and looks at the state of the economy in Japan.
  • Becoming a more sustainable bank

    • Sustainability
    • Blog
    19 May 2016
    crowd Our Chief Economist Stephen Boyle blogs on the difference between the RBS of 2008 and the RBS of 2016.
  • RNIB accredits the NatWest mobile banking app after updates improve accessibility

    • NatWest
    • Innovation
    • Supporting individuals
    19 May 2016
    app The NatWest mobile banking app is the first ever to be accredited by RNIB and the update will support 10,000 customers who have some form of visual impairment.
  • NatWest reaches 4 million ‘appy customers

    • Personal banking
    • Innovation
    • Supporting individuals
    18 May 2016
    mobile banking app Four million NatWest customers have signed up to use the bank’s mobile app since its launch in 2013, with almost a quarter of a million downloading it since the beginning of the year.
  • Guest blog: RBS is keeping you posted

    • Sustainability
    • Current accounts
    • Blog
    17 May 2016
    Last week the Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank NI became the first high-street banks to receive the Keep Me Posted ‘Mark of Distinction’. Judith Donovan CBE, Chair of Keep Me Posted, explains why this is a huge step forward for consumers.
  • Decision time - Economics Weekly

    • Interest rates
    • Economic Analysis
    16 May 2016
    A clock outside the Bank of England Our latest Economics Weekly talks about inflation and UK’s industrial and construction outputs.

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