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  • Economics Weekly - Striding into spring

    • Economic outlook
    27 April 2015
    tree Booming retail sales, government finances that are being boosted by low inflation and a central bank in no rush to raise interest rates – the UK economy is basking in the spring sunshine. But it’s not a clear blue sky. Persistent concerns over Greece and renewed worries over emerging markets from the IMF are notes of caution.
  • RBS continues to back young farmers at their Annual Convention

    • Blog
    22 April 2015
    young farmer As over 5,000 young farmers prepare for the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs’ (NFYFC) Annual Convention, Ian Burrow, Head of Agriculture for RBS and NatWest reflects on another year for young farmers.
  • Economics Weekly - All or nothing

    • Economics weekly
    • Economic outlook
    20 April 2015
    uk on the map UK job creation continued in the three months to February with almost a quarter of a million more people in work. A second month of zero inflation also supported a respectable rise in price-adjusted pay. Yet weak price growth across most of the advanced economies is mainly due to lower oil prices and the cause of that is partly weak global demand. Hardly encouraging.
  • RBS IF customer named in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

    • Supporting small businesses
    17 April 2015
    distillery RBS Invoice Finance (RBS IF) customer BenRiach Distillery Company Ltd has been featured in the Stock Exchange Group’s '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain', which is a celebration of some of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
  • Guest blog: Accounting for entrepreneurs

    • Blog
    16 April 2015
    open for business Bivek Sharma, Head of KPMG Small Business Accounting, outlines his top tips as the future of accounting moves towards automated online accounting software.
  • Q3 2014 RBS postcode lending

    • RBS news
    16 April 2015
    Small business Lending data published today shows that RBS is a major supporter of the British economy, lending a total of over £140bn in mortgages, personal loans and business loans to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • NatWest tests new ‘Living’ apps

    • Supporting individuals
    15 April 2015
    design in branch NatWest is beta-testing a series of new mobile banking apps at two branches in East London. The apps aim to help customers with big ‘life events’ like moving house by helping them manage their money using the latest technology.
  • RBS announces appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

    • RBS news
    14 April 2015
    rbs logo The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (“RBS”) has today announced the appointment of David Wheldon as Chief Marketing Officer.
  • Automotive firms benefit from tooling finance

    • Supporting small businesses
    13 April 2015
    car assembly line Two West Midlands firms are the first to benefit from an initial £25 million which has been set aside by RBS and NatWest to specifically support the automotive industry.
  • Economics weekly - Home grown

    • Economics weekly
    • Economic outlook
    13 April 2015
    growing plant It’s the season for planting and many of the factors driving UK economic growth are home grown. The service and manufacturing sectors are flowering. In contrast, many exporters continue to struggle. Yet economic growth remains reliant on the semi-artificial nutrient of low interest rates. So it can’t yet be labelled truly organic.

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