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Royal Bank of Scotland
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.
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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.
It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland. WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business.
Coutts - UK private bank based in London. Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland. Direct Line - telephone financial services company. bank group based in New England.
Citizens Financial Group - U.S. Adam and Company - UK private bank. NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London. Royal Bank of Scotland- Scottish clearing bank, head office in Edinburgh.
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.