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  • Supporting community theatre in South-East London

    • Supporting communities
    theatre seats Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT) does a lot of great work in South-East London, making relevant, inclusive and challenging theatre with young people.
  • Les Matheson on helping customers save money and all our ways to bank

    • Supporting individuals
    Les Matheson In an interview broadcast on BBC Radio 4 programme ‘You and Yours’ on 13 August, Personal & Business Banking Chief Executive Les Matheson spoke about the bank’s many ways to bank and our commitment to ending teaser rates to keep things simple, fair and transparent for customers.
  • Guest blog: the driving force in money matters in Scotland

    • Blog
    advice Recently Money Advice Scotland held its 26th Conference. Yvonne MacDermid, Chief Executive of Money Advice Scotland, explains the importance of sharing best practice.
  • Community organisations win funding from RBS

    • Our news
    Skills and Opportunity fund 42 winners whittled down from over 1,000 entries will receive grants totalling over £1m from the RBS Skills & Opportunities Fund later this month. The fund seeks to support community and charity initiatives that help people achieve qualifications, get into work or set up their own business, now or in the future.

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  • What do entrepreneurs need from a bank?

    • Supporting small businesses
    4 September 2015
    entrepreneurs Over the coming weeks you can hear from entrepreneurs we have supported through our partnerships with Entrepreneurial Spark, The Prince’s Trust and Women in Business.
  • RBS finalists in UK Young Banker of the Year competition

    • Our news
    3 September 2015
    Tech cloud Three RBS employees have reached the final round of the 2015 Deloitte UK Young Banker of the Year competition. Josh Greenway, Lee Johnston and Luke Ladbrooke will present their ideas to the judging panel and an audience of specially invited guests at the awards event in London on 10 September.
  • RBS to cycle 500 miles for Sport Relief

    • Supporting communities
    2 September 2015
    ross on bike RBS will partner with Sport Relief 2016 to cycle 500 miles, from London to Edinburgh, to raise money for the charity.
  • NatWest and RBS scrap teaser rates on home insurance

    • Supporting individuals
    1 September 2015
    homes From 9 September 2015 NatWest and RBS will scrap teaser rates on home insurance and instead offer all customers a three year fixed price home insurance product.
  • Economics Weekly - China in your hand

    • Economic Analysis
    1 September 2015
    Tieneman square It’s often said that when the US sneezes the world catches a cold, in matters of to the economy at least. The past week may go down as the one where the world realised that it can catch a cold from China too. The good news? Last week’s events have been fought off. The bad news? China’s difficult period has a long way to go.
  • Working around the clock for customers

    • Blog
    31 August 2015
    call centre staff Arvinder Kaur from our webchat team explains how she'll be helping customers this bank holiday.
  • Ross McEwan visits High School in South Edinburgh

    • Supporting communities
    28 August 2015
    ross Last week RBS CEO Ross McEwan visited Gracemount High School in South Edinburgh to speak to students as a part of the charity Speakers for Schools.
  • Business lending: July Deals of the Month

    • Supporting small businesses
    26 August 2015
    saddle hostel Our July Deals of the Month range from lending to a vegetarian restaurant in Kent, to supporting the expansion of a care home company.
  • Second round opens for Skills and Opportunities Fund applicants

    • Supporting communities
    24 August 2015
    children playing Following the creation of the new £2.5m Skills & Opportunities Fund in May, which attracted over 1,000 applicants and saw 42 winners secure over £1m in funding in the first round, we are delighted to announce that applications are now open for a second round of funding.
  • Economics Weekly - Holding off

    • Economic Analysis
    24 August 2015
    £5 note There’s a neat symmetry between monetary policy in the US and the UK. The US Fed, like the Bank of England, is being scrutinised for signs it’s about to start raising rates. But both institutions have domestic concerns – low inflation, as well as global ones – China’s slowdown. So both are holding off from rate hikes, for now at least.

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