On 2 November 2015, Visa Inc. announced the proposed acquisition of Visa Europe Limited ("VE") to create a single global payments business under the VISA brand.
02 Nov 2015
RBS is a member and shareholder of VE. RBS's share of the sale proceeds will comprise cash, convertible preferred stock (with conversion contingent), and contingent earn-out consideration which is potentially payable in 2020, subject to performance.
RBS expects to report an initial pre-tax gain of approximately £200 million on completion of the transaction which is currently forecast to occur in the second quarter of 2016.