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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. In the early 1990's, the company sold off Prestwick.
It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. At June 2005 its market capitalisation was approximately 6.6 billion pounds. It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. It is traded on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland. BAA plc is the owner and operator of seven major United Kingdom airports and operator of several airports worldwide, making the company one of the largest transport companies in the world. WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business. Seeb.
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2000- acquisition of the National Westminster Bank after hostile takeover battle with the Bank of Scotland. Alice Springs Airport (Alice Springs). 1997- develops internet banking. Australia
1985- Williams and Glyn's bank name merged with the Royal Bank of Scotland. Edinburgh Airport. 1985- established the Direct Line insurance brand. Glasgow International Airport. 1980- abortive hostile takeover bid by Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation fails. London Stansted Airport. 1972- merger with National Commercial Bank of Scotland. London Gatwick Airport.
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. London Heathrow Airport. 1874- first London branch opens. 1783- first branch in Glasgow opens. 1727- founded in Edinburgh by Royal Charter.