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Esme Loans increases maximum loan amount to £250,000 to support more customers

Standalone digital loans provider Esme Loans increases maximum loan amount from £150,000 to £250,000.

A tale of two classics: Watches tick up, while jewels lose their shine

The 4th edition of the Coutts Passion Index shows that, despite a turbulent 2018, collectors worldwide are still investing heavily in their passions.

One in four Scots saving for a holiday

Savers in Scotland are more likely to be saving to get away than other savers across the UK, according to the Royal Bank of Scotland’s new Savings Index.

Banking on your voice

NatWest customers in new pilot will be able to bank from home using just their voice.

Automotive sector: headwinds, changes and trends

Following the release of the NatWest UK Automotive PMI® report, Stephen Blackman, NatWest Principal Economist, blogs about the current state of the automotive industry.

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NatWest reaffirms commitment to support customers through Brexit with SME Finance Charter

As the European Council meets today to discuss a number of important issues including Brexit, and the signatories of the SME Finance Council are announced, NatWest outlines its ongoing Brexit support, including the increase in the Growth Funding Package, and the launch of a series of Customer Events covering Brexit.

17 October 2019

Paradox: long-term vision vs short-term uncertainty

James Withers, Chief Executive at Scotland Food & Drink, blogs about the short-term and long-term outlooks for Scotland’s food & drink sector, following the release of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Food & Drink PMI® report.

16 October 2019

NatWest launches flagship partnership with SafeLives to protect and support customers affected by financial abuse

As the Domestic Abuse Bill continues to make its way through Parliament, NatWest launches a flagship partnership with SafeLives to review and improve upon its existing response to supporting customers who are affected by financial abuse.

16 October 2019

NatWest launches Digital & Innovation apprentice programme

NatWest becomes first UK bank to launch bespoke Digital & Innovation Apprenticeship programme designed to support highly talented individuals from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

15 October 2019

NatWest UK Regional PMI® - September 2019

There was a general worsening of economic performance across the UK regions in September, according to the latest NatWest PMI® data, with employment falling in all areas.

14 October 2019

South West PMI® report – September

NatWest PMI® data signalled that business conditions in the South West deteriorated at a quicker pace in September.

14 October 2019

Uncertainty presents more than just challenges for Scotland’s food & drinks sector

Royal Bank of Scotland’s Malcolm Buchanan blogs about opportunities for Scotland’s food & drink sector, following the release of the bank’s Food & Drink PMI® report.

11 October 2019

RBS supports mental health and wellbeing with Baby Loss Awareness event

RBS will host the event on Friday 11 October during Baby Loss Awareness week.

10 October 2019

Bright prospects for Scotland’s strongest sector

Royal Bank of Scotland Food & Drink PMI® shows that Scotland’s Food & Drink sector accounts for nearly one-in-four manufacturing jobs and underpins Scotland's position as the dominant force behind UK international trade in agrifood products.

09 October 2019

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