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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. 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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. As a result, Japan will hold nationwide elections to the House of Representatives on September 11, 2005. It has offices throughout Europe, America and Asia. When a bill to privatize Japan Post was voted down in the upper house (which cannot be dissolved), Prime Minister Koizumi dissolved the more powerful lower house of the Japanese Diet. The bank's head office is in St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh. Koizumi calls the privatization a major part in his efforts to curb government spending and the growth of the national debt. Its shares have a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange. Proponents also claim that Japan Post has become an enormous source of corruption and patronage.
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. However, proponents contend that privatization would allow for a more efficient and flexible use of the company's funds that would help revitalize Japan's economy, which is still recovering from a series of four recessions since 1991.
It was the first bank in the world to offer an overdraft facility. The privatization of the company, particularly its postal services division is a decade-long political matter in Japan. It is the only UK bank that still prints a 1 pound note. Japan Post's formation was part of the current Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-term reform plan which would culminate in the full privatization of the postal service. The Royal Bank of Scotland, along with Clydesdale Bank and Bank of Scotland, still prints its own banknotes for Scotland. The company was born on April 2, 2003 as a public corporation, replacing the old Postal Services Agency (郵政事業庁; yūseijigyochō). WorldPay - specialised in Internet Business. The privatization of Japan Post is currently one of the most contentious points of political debate in Japan.
Coutts - UK private bank based in London. Japan Post also holds about ¥140 billion (one fifth) of the Japanese national debt in the form of government bonds. Ulster Bank - Belfast-based bank with branches throughout Ireland. Japan Post runs the world's largest postal savings system and is often said to be the largest holder of personal savings in the world: with ¥224 trillion ($2.1 trillion) of household assets in its yu-cho savings accounts and ¥126 trillion ($1.2 trillion) of household assets in its kampo life insurance services, its holdings account for 25 percent of household assets in Japan. Direct Line - telephone financial services company. Lines Ltd. bank group based in New England. As of 2005, the president of the company is Masaharu Ikuta, formerly chairman of Mitsui O.S.K.
Citizens Financial Group - U.S. One third of all Japanese government employees work for Japan Post. Adam and Company - UK private bank. It has over 400,000 employees and runs 24,700 post offices throughout Japan and is the nation's largest employer. NatWest - UK clearing bank, head office in London. Japan Post (日本郵政公社, Nippon Yūsei Kōsha) is a public corporation in Japan offering postal and package delivery services, banking services, and life insurance. 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.