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The Royal Bank of Scotland LSE: RBSis one of Scotland's four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter.

Today it is the largest bank in Scotland, the second largest in the UK and Europe, and the fifth largest in the world by market capitalisation. Its shares have a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange.

The bank's head office is in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. It has offices throughout Europe, America and Asia.

History of the Royal Bank of Scotland

  • 1727- founded in Edinburgh by Royal Charter
  • 1783- first branch in Glasgow opens
  • 1874- first London branch opens
  • 1920- acquisition of various small English banks to form Williams Deacons Bank,later combined with Glyn Mills & Co. to form Williams and Glyn's Bank
  • 1972- merger with National Commercial Bank of Scotland
  • 1980- abortive hostile takeover bid by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation fails
  • 1985- established the Direct Line insurance brand
  • 1985- Williams and Glyn's bank name merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • 1988- acquisition of Citizens Financial Group of Rhode Island
  • 1997- Registrars department acquired by Australian share registry company Computershare
  • 1997- develops internet banking
  • 2000- acquisition of the National Westminster Bank after hostile takeover battle with the Bank of Scotland

Constituents of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group

  • Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh
  • NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London
  • Adam and Company - UK private bank
  • Citizens Financial Group - U.S. bank group based in New England
  • Direct Line - telephone financial services company
  • Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland
  • Coutts - UK private bank based in London
  • WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business

Other facts

£100 banknotes of the Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland
  • It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note
  • It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility
  • In June 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland became the first high street bank in the UK to introduce an Internet banking service.
  • The bank's annual gross profit exceeds the annual budget of the Scottish Government

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. In addition to EDA software, Cadence provides design services for electronic design and manufacture industries. It has offices throughout Europe, America and Asia. Their software offerings are organized around "platforms" targeted at various types of design tasks which include:. The bank's head office is in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. In addition, the company has other related products, including tools for integrated circuit packaging and PCB design. Its shares have a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Cadence products for EDA manage the entire process, including system design, logic synthesis, and layout of integrated circuits.

Today it is the largest bank in Scotland, the second largest in the UK and Europe, and the fifth largest in the world by market capitalisation. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and trades on both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq under the symbol CDN.
The Royal Bank of Scotland LSE: RBSis one of Scotland's four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter. With approximately 4,850 employees and 2003 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The bank's annual gross profit exceeds the annual budget of the Scottish Government. Cadence products and services are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductor devices, computer systems, networking equipment, telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and other electronics based products. In June 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland became the first high street bank in the UK to introduce an Internet banking service. As of 2004, Cadence is the world's largest supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services.

It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. Cadence Design Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: CDN, NYSE: CDN) is an electronic design automation (EDA) software company, founded in 1988 by the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD. It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, co-founder. The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland. Joseph Costello, CEO, 1988–1997. WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business. April 7, 2005: acquired Verisity, Ltd., a provider of verification process automation solutions ($315 mln., all-cash).

Coutts - UK private bank based in London. Concept is used to draw schematics, that are usually fed into Allegro. Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland. Allegro is used to design PCBs. Direct Line - telephone financial services company. Silicon-Package-Board, includes tools for co-design of integrated circuits, packages, and PCBs. bank group based in New England. Also includes hardware emulation.

Citizens Financial Group - U.S. Incisive, includes tools for simulation and functional verification of Verilog, VHDL, and SystemC netlists. Adam and Company - UK private bank. Typically a digital design starts from Verilog netlists. NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London. Encounter, includes floorplanning, synthesis, test, and place and route-tools for creation of digital integrated circuits. Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh. Virtuoso, a suite of programs for designing full-custom integrated circuits; typically analog, mixed-signal, RF, and standard-cell designs but also memory and FPGA circuits.

2000- acquisition of the National Westminster Bank after hostile takeover battle with the Bank of Scotland. 1997- develops internet banking. 1997- Registrars department acquired by Australian share registry company Computershare. 1988- acquisition of Citizens Financial Group of Rhode Island.

1985- Williams and Glyn's bank name merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland. 1985- established the Direct Line insurance brand. 1980- abortive hostile takeover bid by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation fails. 1972- merger with National Commercial Bank of Scotland.

1920- acquisition of various small English banks to form Williams Deacons Bank,later combined with Glyn Mills & Co. to form Williams and Glyn's Bank. 1874- first London branch opens. 1783- first branch in Glasgow opens. 1727- founded in Edinburgh by Royal Charter.

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