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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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....

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. July 26, 2012

    Nationwide glitch charges customers twice

    More than 700,000 customers at Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, have been double-charged for debit...

  35. July 25, 2012

    Banking: Finance’s fifth column

    A month after a disastrous IT failure halted the routine processing of payments at Royal Bank of Scotland, a few thousand of...

  36. July 22, 2012

    The job: Hospital art curator

    Artworks in a hospital are not sealed in an ivory tower. They have a therapeutic purpose, creating a sense of calm for...

  37. July 20, 2012

    Buy-to-let lenders cut rates

    The choice of competitively priced mortgage deals for landlords has increased this week, after several buy-to-let lenders...

  38. July 6, 2012

    How traders trumped Quakers

    To the thoughtful observer, it has as much in common with historic regiments, religious cults, primitive tribes and small...

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