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    1. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an IT...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Payday loan customers warned over broker fees

      Thousands of people seeking payday loans have had a total of more than £1m taken from their bank accounts by “middlemen”...

    1. September 26, 2014

      Financial services complaints fall in first half

      Complaints received about financial services companies fell by 5 per cent in the first half of 2014 but payment protection...

    2. September 9, 2014

      Scottish banks: Back to the future

      Jump into a DeLorean today and set the date to 1994 (a jump of only 20 years – Marty McFly managed 30). On arrival you will...

    3. August 27, 2014

      Regulator fines RBS £14.5m for ‘serious failings’

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s efforts to clean up its image under a new chief executive suffered a blow on Wednesday as the UK...

    4. July 10, 2014

      NatWest pulling out of share dealing

      Royal Bank of Scotland has sold its stake in NatWest Stockbrokers, which provided share dealing services to both RBS and...

    5. June 27, 2014

      RBS and NatWest plan £1bn-plus digital upgrade

      Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest will spend more than £1bn on improving banking services over the next three years, after...

    6. June 20, 2014

      Virgin bucks trend by boosting savings rates

      Virgin Money has launched a new range of savings products and increased rates on individual savings accounts (Isas), bucking...

    7. March 31, 2014

      Banks drag their feet on loan offers

      Just days after seeking working capital for his Fresh Pasta Company via the Funding Circle website, Mark Garcia-Oliver...

    8. February 21, 2014

      RBS to piggyback on to Post Office branches

      Royal Bank of Scotland has said it will increase its high street presence tenfold by piggybacking on the UK’s vast network...

    9. February 21, 2014

      Project Cook chops RBS down to size

      RBS turns the page The drastic strategic overhaul of Royal Bank of Scotland, to be unveiled next week by chief executive...

    10. December 13, 2013

      Current rates ‘as good as it gets’, say lenders

      The Council of Mortgage Lenders has forecast steady improvement in the mortgage market in 2014 as loans continue to become...

    11. December 6, 2013

      NatWest website crashes twice in a week

      Royal Bank of Scotland blamed a cyber-attack after customers were blocked from accessing online accounts for the second time...

    12. December 3, 2013

      RBS apologises for Cyber Monday technology breakdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland’s boss Ross McEwan admitted the bank had failed to invest properly in systems as he was forced to...

    13. November 25, 2013

      Bank governor battled financial turmoil

      Lord Kingsdown, who has died aged 86, was governor of the Bank of England for 10 years from 1983 – a time when the central...

    14. November 8, 2013

      Lenders target buy-to-let landlords

      Landlords have an increasing number of cheap mortgage options as more lenders look to target the rapidly growing private...

    15. October 31, 2013

      Surge in annual house prices amid concern of UK bubble

      House prices surged at their fastest annual rate in more than three years in October, according to Nationwide, as concerns...

    16. October 23, 2013

      Royal Bank of Scotland faces dilemma over future of Ulster Bank

      It has cost £14.3bn so far, suffered months of technical glitches that have enraged customers and was recently handed one of...

    17. October 8, 2013

      Help to Buy scheme: RBS and Lloyds first to offer mortgage details

      Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group were first out of the blocks with details of the 95 per cent mortgages they...

    18. Off Message

      October 8, 2013

      Help to Buy, so long as you can afford it

      For Londoners, this chart may make for painful viewing: Savills has used data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders to imply...

    19. September 30, 2013

      Property websites see big increase in online searches

      The government’s decision to bring forward phase two of its Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme sparked an immediate rush...

    20. August 13, 2013

      Does NatWest cashback offer add up?

      If you’re one of 12m Royal Bank of Scotland customers – including NatWest, Ulster Bank and RBS itself – you can from today...

    21. August 1, 2013

      Rainmaker changed the shape of British banking

      The City of London has lost a visionary rainmaker who changed the shape of UK banking after Terry Eccles died last month,...

    22. June 10, 2013

      Inside Business: Bank branches must cosy up to the community

      There’s a NatWest bank branch where I go on holiday in west Wales that keeps pretty bizarre hours. During the winter months...

    23. April 9, 2013

      FCA launches probe into RBS glitches

      Royal Bank of Scotland is facing a formal investigation that could result in huge fines for its disastrous IT failure last...

    24. March 28, 2013

      Third glitch hits RBS customers

      Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised to retail and business customers after IT problems left them locked out of their...

    25. March 22, 2013

      Ex-FSA chief to lead bid for RBS branches

      The former head of the Financial Services Authority is to front a bid to buy the 316 branches being sold by Royal Bank of...

    26. March 7, 2013

      Computer fault angers RBS customers

      Royal Bank of Scotland was facing the ire of customers on Thursday after a hardware fault left them unable to withdraw cash...

    27. March 1, 2013

      High street banks target large mortgages

      Borrowers seeking £1m-plus mortgages can now find more choice on the high street as lenders eye up the large loan market....

    28. January 11, 2013

      RBS rapped over debt enforcement

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been censured by the Office of Fair Trading for unfairly linking customers’ unpaid, unsecured...

    29. Westminster Blog

      December 21, 2012

      New US-UK extradition row breaks out over former UBS Libor trader

      A major new extradition row has broken out between Britain’s Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice over...

    30. November 16, 2012

      Mortgage rates edge downwards

      Mortgage rates are continuing to edge downwards as several lenders cut the cost of their deals this week. Nationwide...

    31. November 8, 2012

      Business integration: time to get tough when companies merge

      The announcement of the merger or integration of two companies usually has an immediate and unsettling impact on their...

    32. October 31, 2012

      Savile’s estate frozen over allegations

      The £4.3m estate of disgraced TV star Jimmy Savile has been frozen in response to mounting allegations he sexually assaulted...

    33. October 24, 2012

      Wanted by the US? Brace for extradition

      At least five UK newspapers hailed it as home secretary Theresa May’s Love Actually moment – recalling the scene in the film...

    34. October 19, 2012

      The NatWest one: Gary Mulgrew

      Gary Mulgrew, gang leader of the NatWest Three, meets me in his new pub, the Noble House in Brighton. Before he took it over...

    35. September 7, 2012

      Rise in 0 per cent balance transfer deals

      Rising competition in the credit card market means borrowers can now choose from an even wider range of balance transfer...

    36. August 19, 2012

      Old dilemmas revisit KPMG chairman

      Disillusionment with conflicts of interest led Simon Collins to return to accountancy from investment banking. In a novel...

    37. August 6, 2012

      Banks see the appeal of going local

      Banks have been dominating the news in the northern hemisphere for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. Perhaps they...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 2, 2012

      How do you solve a problem like RBS?

      Almost four years after the Royal Bank of Scotland was part-nationalised, the UK government is still struggling to figure...

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