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NatWest Small Business PMI® reports recovery slows in August

Small business recovery loses momentum

17 Sep 2020

NatWest’s ‘in conversation series’ offers advice to UK’s SMEs

NatWest’s ‘in conversation series’ offers advice to UK’s SMEs

NatWest is running an interview series featuring some of Britain’s leading business, political, and sporting names.

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Female entrepreneurship award launched by Royal Bank and Converge

Royal Bank has partnered with Converge, Scotland’s largest company creation programme for the Higher Education sector, to launch a new award designed to promote female entrepreneurship in Scotland.

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Ulster Bank offers free accounting software for small businesses

The bank is offering the FreeAgent accounting platform to its small business customers

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Q1 2020 NatWest Group postcode lending

Lending data published today shows that NatWest Group is a major supporter of the UK economy.

01 Oct 2020

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£30m funding enables Innova Energy to continue solar energy growth

NatWest has provided £30m debt funding to Innova Energy for solar energy projects.

25 Sep 2020

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New savings account to kickstart savings habit

NatWest is launching a new savings account with one of the highest rates of interest to be introduced by a UK bank this year.

24 Sep 2020

NatWest to support vital social housing sector with £3bn funding

NatWest supports West Kent Housing Association with £60m new funding

The new funding is part of NatWest’s recent £3bn commitment to the housing association sector.

07 Sep 2020


How we celebrated South Asian Heritage Month

Through our Multicultural Network, NatWest Group supported the inaugural South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM), helping people connect to identity, culture and heritage.


NatWest enhances credit scoring for customers

NatWest customers are now able to see enhanced credit score information, in partnership with information and insights provider TransUnion.

28 Aug 2020

Women in Business partners with Ulster Bank

Women in Business partners with Ulster Bank

Women in Business, Northern Ireland’s largest and fastest growing business network for female entrepreneurs and business leaders, has announced the launch of an innovative Young Women’s Network, (YWN), in partnership with Ulster Bank.

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Bespoke banking for most vulnerable

NatWest is launching a new service which will allow customers to request how they want to be served.

NatWest Group Small Business Bike

NatWest Small Business PMI® reports growth compared to April

Five times more of UK’s small businesses reported growth in July compared to April.

19 Aug 2020

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


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


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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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

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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.

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