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NatWest first UK bank to unveil biometric credit card

The first biometric fingerprint credit card issued by a UK bank begins its three-month national trial today. NatWest is piloting cutting-edge, biometric fingerprint technology with 150 customers, in partnership with Mastercard and Gemalto, a Thales Company.

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.

NatWest announces tech partnership with Microsoft and DreamQuark to simulate future market outcomes

Next Generation Complex Analytics will be used by NatWest to predict future risks and opportunities across its chosen markets and customer segments,

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Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs

Latest report shows that permanent placements in Scotland declined at faster rate in October.

12 November 2019

London tops regional rankings with modest output growth as most areas suffer contractions

Latest NatWest Regional PMI® data revealed challenging business conditions across the UK at the start of the fourth quarter, with output and employment falling in most areas in October.

11 November 2019

NatWest South East PMI® - October

Private sector activity across the South East continued to decline in October, according to the latest NatWest PMI® data.

11 November 2019

RBS issues inaugural Social Bond to help conserve and create jobs in deprived areas of the UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS) has issued its inaugural Social Bond, the first of its kind by a UK financial institution. The issuance raised €750m (~£650m), with a 6NC5 maturity structure, in Senior Unsecured format.

08 November 2019

Coutts Index reveals fall in London prime property prices – but has it hit rock bottom?

Latest Coutts London Prime Property Index reveals that a fall of -0.8% in the three months to the end of September was enough to cancel out the price growth in the first half of the year.

07 November 2019

Royal Bank of Scotland encourages Scottish businesswomen to ‘ask for more’

The bank’s ‘Ask For More’ survey reveals that male entrepreneurs are more likely than female entrepreneurs to ask for funding from an external source.

06 November 2019

Apple Pay launched to NatWest Business Customers

NatWest today brings its business banking customers Apple Pay, which is transforming payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. With Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, customers can make fast and convenient purchases in stores, in apps and on websites.

05 November 2019

Alison Rose: Succeeding together

On her first day as RBS CEO, Alison Rose shares her vision for the future with colleagues and explains what they can expect from her.

01 November 2019

RBS partners with global technology players to establish an international payments business

RBS today announces that it has joined forces with Mastercard, Motive Partners and EFM Asset Management to invest in a business – named Pollinate - that will look to transform the global merchant services market.

31 October 2019

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