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RBS launches £1 billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding and announces targets to help create at least 50k new businesses by 2023

RBS has today announced a new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow – the largest intervention by a UK lender focused specifically on female-led businesses.

Royal Bank of Scotland launches new £7m fund to support organisations and communities across Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland has today unveiled a new £7m programme to help support communities and organisations across Scotland.

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.

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.

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.

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RBS launches £1 billion Female Entrepreneurship Funding and announces targets to help create at least 50k new businesses by 2023

RBS has today announced a new £1 billion in funding through NatWest to support female entrepreneurs in the UK to scale and grow – the largest intervention by a UK lender focused specifically on female-led businesses.

24 January 2020

NatWest announces new partnership to boost SME lending

NatWest has launched a new partnership with Soldo, a pre-paid company card provider for small businesses, which will allow two of the bank’s ventures, Esme Loans and Rapid Cash, to be offered directly to Soldo’s customers, as the bank aims to increase lending to UK SMEs throughout 2020.

16 January 2020

London remains top of regional growth rankings in December

London continued its recent outperformance of the UK economy in December, topping the regional rankings for output growth and job creation, according to the latest NatWest Regional PMI®.

15 January 2020

Royal Bank of Scotland launches new £7m fund to support organisations and communities across Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland has today unveiled a new £7m programme to help support communities and organisations across Scotland.

13 January 2020

Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs

Permanent placements growth in Scotland remains marginal in December.

10 January 2020

NatWest Markets Change in Executive Directors

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) and its subsidiaries, Natwest Markets Plc (NWM) and Natwest Markets N.V. (NWM N.V.), today announce changes to the NWM Executive Management team.

19 December 2019

NatWest teams ups with Channel 4 to gift advertising airtime to social enterprises championing disability

Channel 4 has partnered with NatWest, Nationwide and Sainsbury’s for this year’s Purple Light Up to raise awareness about the benefits of disability in the workplace through an entire ad break takeover.

04 December 2019

RBS to donate £250,000 to charities for #GivingTuesday 2019

To celebrate #GivingTuesday 2019, RBS will be donating £250,000 to charities which employees and customers support.

03 December 2019

Chairman Howard Davies looks at rebuilding trust in banks

Chairman Howard Davies gave the annual lecture at the Harkness Fellows Association yesterday, entitled: “The City after the crisis and Brexit: will bankers ever be respected again?”. Read the full lecture here.

28 November 2019

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