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NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank launch card for carers to support vulnerable customers and those in isolation

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank have today announced the introduction of a new ‘companion card’ – a supplement to their existing current accounts that will enable vulnerable customers and those in extended isolation to give trusted volunteers a way to pay for their essential goods.

NatWest Group Chief Executive and Chairman pay announcement in light of Covid-19

NatWest Group Chief Executive Alison Rose and Chairman Howard Davies will forgo 25% of their fixed pay for the remainder of 2020, which will be donated to the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal.

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest launch £5million relief fund for young entrepreneurs affected by coronavirus

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest have announced the launch of a £5million fund to help young entrepreneurs across the UK to keep their businesses afloat during the coronavirus crisis.

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland matching customer donations to provide £5m to National Emergencies Trust

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland have announced a donation-matching programme of up to £5m for the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus appeal, aimed at leveraging a further £5m of support from the public.

Royal Bank of Scotland and The Scotsman newspaper call for businesses to donate food and hygiene products to support poverty charities during coronavirus crisis

Royal Bank of Scotland has turned its Edinburgh head office’s Conference Centre into a distribution centre to supply food and hygiene products to the Trussell Trust food banks and Social Bite charity.

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NatWest encourages young adults to Dream Bigger with free online session

NatWest has announced the launch of free online education sessions for 16-18 year olds, designed to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, coinciding with research that predicts a growth in entrepreneurship in the UK throughout 2021.

29 May 2020

UK small businesses accelerate transition to cashless during pandemic

UK SMEs are moving to accept card and contactless payments at an increasingly rapid rate as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to findings published today by NatWest.

21 May 2020

NatWest Group appoints David Lindberg as new CEO, Retail Banking

NatWest Group has announced the appointment, subject to regulatory approval, of David Lindberg as its new CEO, Retail Banking, joining from Westpac, where he is currently Chief Executive of its Consumer division.

18 May 2020

Michael Vaughan steps up to test his fours and sixes with NatWest’s ‘MoneySense Mondays’ to support parents home-schooling their children

On Monday 18 May, both young cricket fans and their parents will receive a special surprise as former England captain and NatWest ambassador, Michael Vaughan, joins MoneySense Mondays with his daughter Jemima.

15 May 2020

RBS reaffirms its support for the next generation of financial services workers despite coronavirus lockdown

RBS has reaffirmed its support for the next generation of financial services workers despite making changes to how this year’s summer internship programme will be run because of the coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

NatWest launches ‘Island Saver’ as new research shows video games help to educate children

New research from NatWest shows the emergence of ‘game-ducation’, as video games are now seen as effective tools for educating children on certain subjects.

12 May 2020

Record decreases in business activity seen across all UK regions in April

Latest NatWest Regional PMI® data showed a nationwide collapse in business activity in April as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and subsequent lockdown, with the survey revealing record contractions in output and employment across all areas of the UK.

11 May 2020

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland support to the charity sector

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland are supporting the charity sector through the coronavirus outbreak through a number of initiatives.

05 May 2020

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank launch ‘MoneySense Mondays’ to support parents who are home-schooling their children

The interactive online lessons are streamed live on Facebook every week by a Community Banker and a teacher.

04 May 2020

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