Postcode lending data - RBS

Postcode lending data - RBS

Lending data published by RBS shows that the bank is a major supporter of the British economy, lending a total of £138bn in mortgages to homebuyers, personal loans to individual customers and business loans to small and medium sized enterprises.

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08 April 2014

The detailed local lending data, which forms part of a joint data reporting exercise with the British Bankers’ Association, Council of Mortgage Lenders and other major UK banks, gives a snapshot of lending balances in 120 postcode areas across Great Britain and over 9,000 postcode sectors at the end of September 2013.

This is the second time RBS has published local lending data, updating the previous publication which covered the end of June 2013. RBS will now publish this data on a quarterly basis.

The joint data reporting exercise is intended to provide greater transparency and help deliver a rich picture of the borrowing landscape across the country. Our drive for transparency is balanced with ensuring our customers’ confidentiality. Therefore, along with other banks, we have withheld postcode sector data which would risk disclosure of any individual customer’s borrowing.

RBS supports SME customers across the country

RBS is the largest SME lender in Great Britain with more than £34 billion of lending. We support SMEs across the country with substantial amounts of lending in every one of the 120 postcode areas. SME borrowing across Great Britain broadly reflects the distribution of economic or business activity across the country.

RBS helps homebuyers across Great Britain

RBS is committed to supporting customers in buying their first home, moving to a bigger home as their families grow and saving money on their mortgages.

We help our customers with more than £98 billion of mortgage lending across Great Britain. We support homebuyers and homeowners with mortgage lending in all 120 postcode area geographies. The distribution of our mortgage lending across the country broadly reflects the distribution of population and housing stock.


The Excel files below provide detailed postcode area and postcode sector by each of the lending streams for RBS and NatWest. The Excel files also provide an explanation of what the data represents and how to interpret it:

RBS provides personal loans to customers across GB

RBS provides more than £6 billion of loans to personal customers. This lending typically represents smaller unsecured loans with an average size of around £8,000. We provide personal loans to customers in all of the UK’s 120 postcode area geographies.

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