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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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. The bank's head office is in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. He married a second time with Mette Ivarsdotter Dyre (1504-1512). Its shares have a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. His first marriage (1490-1495) with Iliana Gädda, produced the son Sten Sture the Younger.

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. His resignation was demanded by the Privy Council of Sweden in the summer of 1511, but in practice he remained in power until his death on January 2, 1512.
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. Unwillingly he then switched sides and supported Sten Sture in overthrowing the king, which at the death of Sten Sture led to him self being elected regent. The bank's annual gross profit exceeds the annual budget of the Scottish Government. He became a member of the Privy Council of Sweden no later than 1482, but acted with in opposition to his distant kinsman Sten Sture the Elder, going as far as supporting John of Denmark. In June 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland became the first high street bank in the UK to introduce an Internet banking service. He never himself used the name Sture, but his son later took the great-grandmother's name because of its prestige and tradition of preserving the Swedish independence.

It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. He was born around 1460 as the son of Nils Bosson of the family of Natt och Dag (whose mother was of Sture family). It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. Svante Nilsson, (1460 – January 2, 1512) was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden under the Kalmar Union, 1504 - January 2, 1512. 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.

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