Although most of the information on this site is about people and companies from our history, this section offers a handful of pages exploring themes connected to the history of NatWest Group.


Discover more about the past and present banknotes of the Royal Bank of Scotland and its historic constituents.


The United Kingdom's currency was decimalised in 1971. Banks had to make detailed preparations for this major change.

Mobile banks

Learn about the history and development of mobile bank branches, also known as 'banks on wheels'. 

War memorials and Remembrance

Find out how we commemorate our colleagues who died in war during the 20th century.

The history of women in banking

Women have been part of the history of our banks as customers, owners and - more recently - staff.

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown bank accounts

The garden designer 'Capability' Brown was a customer of Drummonds Bank.