Good Bank/Bad Bank review


Good Bank/Bad Bank review

Through the Good Bank/Bad Bank review we have been working with the UK Government and their advisers to assess how far we’ve come in tackling the assets that still drag on our performance.

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01 November 2013

Transcript Philip Hampton talks about Q3 Results (PDF)

Restructuring RBS for the future

We will now create an internal ‘bad bank’ to manage down about £38 billion of our riskiest assets. These consume 20% of our capital, and we plan to remove them from our balance sheet over the next three years.

The internal ‘bad bank’ will be called the RBS Capital Resolution. It will have strong, transparent governance through a board sub-committee that reports regularly to the main board.

We will also accelerate the IPO of Citizens. The process will begin in the second half of 2014 and should complete by the end of 2016.

Reducing risk

Five years ago, our non-core assets totalled £258 billion. Since then we have made good progress in reducing risk through our Non-Core division: £220 billion of asset reduction to date. But we are still held back by risky, underperforming assets such as commercial real estate, Ulster Bank and the Non-Core division.

Dealing with these assets now will strengthen our capital position, and speed recovery in our core business and the path to privatisation. It will also remove distractions that have taken so much management time in recent years, stopping us concentrating fully on the customer. (“A balance sheet clean-up does not make a great bank on its own” Ross McEwan, RBS Group Chief Executive.)

Review of all our businesses

Ross McEwan has announced a complete review of all our businesses, and will reveal a new plan for the way we serve our customers in February 2014.

Read the message from Ross McEwan, RBS Group Chief Executive.

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