The detailed local lending data, which forms part of a joint data reporting exercise with UK Finance and other major UK banks, gives a snapshot of lending balances in 120 postcode areas across Great Britain and around 10,000 postcode sectors at the end of March 2019.

This joint data reporting exercise is intended to provide greater transparency and help deliver a detailed 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 lent a total of £171bn in mortgages, personal loans and business loans to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Mortgages make up the largest element of this total with £138bn in lending, followed by SME lending at £26bn and then personal lending with £7bn.



The Excel files below provide detailed postcode area and postcode sector by each of the lending streams for RBS and NatWest at the end of March 2019. The Excel files also provide an explanation of what the data represents and how to interpret it.

RBS Mortgage Q1 2019


RBS SME Q1 2019


RBS PL Q1 2019

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