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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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It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. The successor of the Deutsche Bundesbahn of West Germany and the Deutsche Reichsbahn of the former East Germany, it has operated since January 1, 1994. It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railway Corporation; abbreviated DBAG or simply DB) is Germany's main railway operator, providing passenger and goods services over federally owned tracks. The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland. Hartmut Mehdorn (1999-present). WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business. Johannes Ludewig (1997-1999).

Coutts - UK private bank based in London. Heinz Dürr (1991-1997). Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland. Reiner Gohlke (1982-1990). Direct Line - telephone financial services company. Wolfgang Vaerst (1972-1982). bank group based in New England. Heinz Maria Oeftering (1957-1972).

Citizens Financial Group - U.S. DB Fuhrpark: owns all corporate cars. Adam and Company - UK private bank. DB Immobilien: manages all real estate. NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London. BSG (Bahnschutzgesellschaft): employs safety patrol personnel for railway stations and trains, mostly at night. Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh. BRG (Bahnreinigungsgesellschaft): provides cleaning services.

2000- acquisition of the National Westminster Bank after hostile takeover battle with the Bank of Scotland. Railion (previously DB Cargo). 1997- develops internet banking. DB ZugBus: provides bus services and owns many smaller bus companies. 1997- Registrars department acquired by Australian share registry company Computershare. DB Regio: operates short and medium distance trains as well as commuter services. 1988- acquisition of Citizens Financial Group of Rhode Island. DB Fernverkehr (previously DB Reise&Touristik): operates long-distance trains, restaurant cars and food service inside stations.

1985- Williams and Glyn's bank name merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland. DB Station+Service: manages station buildings, ticket sales and general service. 1985- established the Direct Line insurance brand. DB Netz: manages the railway network. 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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