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Royal Bank of Scotland


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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Currently, Phoenix Capital has announced intentions to purchase a larger percent of Mitsubishi stock and turn the company into an exclusive manufacturer of sports cars and trucks/SUVs. With the introduction of a newer Lancer that figure may increase. While Russia is still a developing market, Mitsubishi's sales there have already exceeded previous-year sales, and 2005 sales are expected to increase over 70%. Despite this trend is Mitsubishi has seen remarkable growth in Russia.

Similarly, the launch of a new Galant, sold in the US from 2003, was staged over years rather than months, and as of mid-2005 it still has not replaced the mid-1990s model in many nations. Until then, MMC's Thai plant was still producing its predecessor for both domestic and export markets. Although a new Lancer (Lancer Cedia) was available in Japan and the US from around 2000, it failed to introduce this model in many other nations until 2004. In other countries, MMC's product launches have been absymal.

Mitsubishi has also been active in OEM production of cars for Nissan, and has just (July 2005) announced a partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroën to manufacture an SUV. It will, however, get a version of the Dodge Dakota pickup truck, and will continue work with DC on future small cars. In August, 2004, Mitsubishi announced that it would not continue with a plan to have DaimlerChrysler produce a minivan for it. In July, 2004, Mitsubishi announced that it would immediately cancel the slow-selling Diamante, Lancer Sportback station wagon, Montero Sport, and (in 2005) the Montero in the US market, and would scale back purchase projections for the Mitsubishi/Hyundai/Chrysler Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance engines.

At the end of the 3rd qurater, the half year result between April to Sept 2004 showed the company suffered net loss of over 146 billion yen during the period. The announcement followed by massive recalls of over half a million vehicle. By that time, the company had $9 billion debt, with $1.9 billion loss in for the fiscal year ended March 31. Among the 30 defects, 4 had publicized in 2000.

In June, 2004, Mitsubishi Motors admitted it had systematically covered up auto defects for 25 years. However, the company showed marginal year-on-year improvement as of June 2005, indicating that the company's slump may be bottoming out, or even a possible return to form. Mitsubishi's sales in the important US market dropped more than 45 per cent between 2003 and 2004, and the company has fallen behind Mazda in terms of total US sales. DaimlerChrysler has refused to buy more Mitsubishi stock than it already has, and the company is scrambling to develop more cars to both retake the youth market and compete in the mainstream market against companies such as Toyota and Honda.

Mitsubishi is also facing accusations of actively searching for the names of drivers who race their Lancer Evolutions in order to void their warranties (car companies usually void warranties if they find out the customer has raced the vehicle, legitimately or not). Mitsubishi Motor's parent company is dealing with multiple controversies over unfair business practices, the quality of its products, and the mistreatment of employees (for more details, see Mitsubishi article). Ironically, the US youth market aided in the company's economic misfortunes because young buyers would default on their car loans, especially on expensive sports cars like the Eclipse and GTO. With the exception of the Lancer Evolution rally homologation car and Endeavor SUV, sales have dropped drastically, especially in the critical US 18–35 youth market the company once had a hold of.

Mitsubishi has recently fallen on hard economic times. Mitsubishi has also exported car platform designs and manufacturing know-how to Hyundai in South Korea and Proton in Malaysia. In the late 1980s, the Eagle brand was used for some Mitsubishi products in the US. In some countries, Colt was used as the marque.

Many of Mitsubishi's early exports bore Chrysler brands such as Chrysler Valiant (in Australia), Dodge and Plymouth. That began changing in the United States in 1982. For many years, Mitsubishi did not sell in North America under its own brand. Some Chrysler cars use Mitsubishi componentry, but have been gravitating toward more use of Mercedes-Benz componentry, which is considered superior.

Mitsubishi has been engaged in a long-term venture with Chrysler (now DaimlerChrysler), assembling a series of cars and trucks for Chrysler brands since the 1970s. . Mitsubishis are manufactured globally and exported into most major markets, including the Far East, Europe, and the U.S.. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (in Japanese: 三菱自動車工業株式会社, in romaji Mitsubishi Jidōsha Kōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha) (TYO: 7211) is a Japanese automobile company, manufacturing an extensive range of cars and trucks (see Fuso).

Gas Engine. Diesel Engine (plus to Industrial Engine). Gasoline Engine. Mitsubishi Tredia (1982 - 1990).

Mitsubishi Strada (1991 - Current). Mitsubishi Starion (1982 - 1990). Mitsubishi Space Star & Expo, Chariot (from Hyundai Santamo, Kia Carstar and Plymouth Colt Vista, Eagle Summit Van Wagon). Mitsubishi Space gear (from Hyundai Starex, 1994 - Current).

Mitsubishi Sapporo (from, Plymouth Sapporo, 1976 - 1983). Mitsubishi RVR (1991 - Current). Mitsubishi Raider (2005 - Current). Mitsubishi Proudia (from Hyundai Equus, 1997 - 2004).

Mitsubishi Precis (from Hyundai Excel, 1986 - 1994). Mitsubishi Pajero Mini (1994 - Current). Mitsubishi Pajero Sport/Montero Sport/Challenger (1996 - 2004). Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero (from Hyundai Galloper, 1982 - Current).

Mitsubishi Outlander (2003 - Current). Mitsubishi Nimbus (1983 - Current). Mitsubishi Mirage (1978 - 2001). Mitsubishi Minicab (1966 - Current).

Mitsubishi Minica (1962 - Current). Mitsubishi Mighty Max (1982 - 1996). Mitsubishi Magna. Mitsubishi L200 (1987 - Current).

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (1992 - Current). Mitsubishi Lancer (1973 - Current). Mitsubishi GTO (1990 - 1998). Mitsubishi Grandis.

Mitsubishi Galant (from also USA & Canada manufacturing make to 1982, 1969 - Current). Mitsubishi FTO (1994 - 2000). Mitsubishi Forte (1970 - 1986). Mitsubishi Endeavor (2004 - Current).

Mitsubishi eK (a Keicar). Mitsubishi Eclipse (1989 - Current). Mitsubishi Dion (2000 - Current). Mitsubishi Diamante (1990 - 2004).

Mitsubishi Delica & Wagon Van, Colt Van (from Hyundai Grace and Hyundai Porter, 1968 - Current). Mitsubishi Debonair (from Hyundai Grandeur, 1964 - 1999). Mitsubishi Colt (from Dodge Colt and Plymouth Champ, 1965 - 1994). Mitsubishi Cordia (1982 - 1990).

Mitsubishi Carisma (1995 - Current). Mitsubishi Airtrek (2001 - Current). Stuttgart Germany, London UK and Other Europe manufacturing systems. In Europe

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    Tonsley Park, Adelaide Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited. In Australia

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      In the USA

        . Shiga 滋賀 (Shiga). Kyoto 京都 (Kyoto). Mizushima 水島 (Okayama).

        Okazaki 岡崎 and Oe 大江 (Nagoya) (Aichi). In Japan

          . Cypress (California (USA)) Design. Illinois (USA) Research.

          Trebur (Hessen (Germany)) Research. Worldwide

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