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FreeAgent launched integration with NatWest’s Online Banking

Cloud based accountancy software provider FreeAgent has launched a series of improvements that will allow its customers to oversee, plan and protect their business with more than ease than ever before.

Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs

Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs

Hiring activity falls at a softer rate in July.

07 Aug 2020


NatWest brings Apple Pay to Business credit cards

A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch.

05 Aug 2020


H1 2020 NatWest Group results

A summary of our H1 2020 results and our focus for the first half of this year.

31 Jul 2020

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Changes to our Board

NatWest Group plc announces that Baroness Noakes, DBE will step down as a non-executive director at close of business today, 31 July 2020.

31 Jul 2020

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Margaret Jobling to join NatWest Group as Chief Marketing Officer

We’ve appointed Margaret Jobling as our new Chief Marketing Officer. Margaret will join the Group from Centrica, where she has been Group Chief Marketing Officer for the last three years.

30 Jul 2020


NatWest Group joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials

NatWest Group has become the first major UK bank to sign up to the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF).

27 Jul 2020

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NatWest Group’s Social Bond supports nearly 7,000 new jobs

NatWest Group today published its Social Bond Interim Impact Report, providing a first look at the impacts of its inaugural social bond.

23 Jul 2020


Lord Stern appointed as independent climate advisor to NatWest Group

Climate change expert, Lord Nicholas Stern, has been appointed as an independent climate change advisor to NatWest Group.


Alison Rose writes for The Times

In an article for The Times, CEO Alison Rose explains why changing our name from RBS Group to NatWest Group is an important moment as we build a purposeful bank that champions the potential of people, families and businesses.

22 Jul 2020

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NatWest matches customer donations to provide £10m to CV-19 appeal

NatWest has met its £10m fundraising target for the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus appeal.


NatWest UK Small Business PMI®

Gradual turnaround in fortunes for small business as lockdown measures ease.

17 Jul 2020


Royal Bank launches ‘Tyl’ to help Scottish business build for the future

Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the launch of a new, innovative payment partner in Scotland. ‘Tyl’ is designed to make it easier for small business customers across the country to receive payments and maintain cash flow during COVID-19 and beyond.

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Leaders call on PM for socially just and green recovery from COVID-19

A letter sent to the Prime Minister on Tuesday 9th June calls on his government to use the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to frame Covid-19 recovery plans.

09 Jun 2020


NatWest announces £1m fund to SafeLives

NatWest has announced the launch of a £1m fund to support victims of economic and domestic abuse, in partnership with SafeLives; the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.


NatWest launches new open banking payments service

NatWest has today announced the launch of a new online payment service, Payit™ by NatWest, which allows customers to make instant online payments to participating retailers, without the use of a debit or credit card - resulting in a fast, fair, simple and safe payment experience.


NatWest encourages young adults to Dream Bigger with free online session

NatWest has announced the launch of free online education sessions for 16-18 year olds, designed to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, coinciding with research that predicts a growth in entrepreneurship in the UK throughout 2021.


NatWest Group reaffirms its support for the next generation

NatWest Group has reaffirmed its support for the next generation of financial services workers despite making changes to how this year’s summer internship programme will be run because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Companion card launched for carers supporting vulnerable customers

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank have today announced the introduction of a new ‘companion card’ – a supplement to their existing current accounts that will enable vulnerable customers and those in extended isolation to give trusted volunteers a way to pay for their essential goods.


Chief Executive and Chairman pay announcement

NatWest Group Chief Executive Alison Rose and Chairman Howard Davies will forgo 25% of their fixed pay for the remainder of 2020, which will be donated to the National Emergencies Trust (NET) Coronavirus Appeal.

08 Apr 2020


Headquarters used as food bank distribution hub

NatWest Group has turned its Edinburgh head office’s Conference Centre into a distribution centre to supply food and hygiene products to the Trussell Trust food banks and Social Bite charity.

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