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£50,000 ‘lost’ following RBS computer glitch

£50,000 ‘lost’ following RBS computer glitch

Consumers and businesses are still suffering from the aftermath of the software failure which hit the RBS group two weeks ago. NIAVAC, a small Belfast-based firm claims that £50,000 in electronic payments has disappeared from its account with Ulster Bank. It was also revealed this week that some RBS and NatWest customers had duplicate debits [...]

July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments More
NatWest, RBS and Ulster Banks still affected by IT failure

NatWest, RBS and Ulster Banks still affected by IT failure

Some customers of NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank are still experiencing difficulties in accessing their money, with problems caused by an IT failure dragging on into another weekend. Although the group claims that 99% of RBS and NatWest accounts are now up to date, hundreds of branches are opening with extended hours again this weekend [...]

June 29, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Barclays, RBS and LLoyds could face criminal investigations

Barclays, RBS and LLoyds could face criminal investigations

Barclays, which has been fined £290m for misconduct by regulators in the UK and the US, could face criminal investigations, along with Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group. Barclays received the record fine for allegedly manipulating Libor, the London interbank lending rate, and Euribor, the European interbank lening rate. The bank is believed [...]

June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments More
99% of RBS and NatWest accounts now updated

99% of RBS and NatWest accounts now updated

Most RBS and NatWest customers should now find that their accounts are up to date, although Ulster Bank customers may still be experiencing difficulties following the computer problems which started more than a week ago. With 99% of RBS and NatWest accounts updated, the banking group will turn its attention to Ulster Bank, whose customers [...]

June 27, 2012 | 1 Comment More
NatWest customers still facing problems

NatWest customers still facing problems

Last week’s computer error is expected to continue causing problems for customers of Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank until Tuesday, the bank said yesterday. The problems started after a software update was carried out on Tuesday. The update stopped transactions going in and out of customers’ accounts during the night, leaving customers [...]

June 25, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Government in talks with Abu Dhabi over RBS

Government in talks with Abu Dhabi over RBS

The UK government is negotiating with Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds over the sale of a stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the BBC reported yesterday. It is believed that Abu Dhabi, which is part of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, could buy up to a third of the government’s 82% stake in the [...]

March 27, 2012 | 0 Comments More
RBS chief defends bonuses despite £2bn loss

RBS chief defends bonuses despite £2bn loss

Royal Bank of Scotland made a loss of nearly £2 billion last year but still paid out £785 million in bonuses to staff, including £390 million to investment bankers. The average bonus per group employee was £5,346, but the bank’s 17,0000 investment bankers received an average bonus of £22,941. Bankers’ bonuses have come under intense [...]

February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Fitch downgrades Lloyds and RBS credit ratings

Fitch downgrades Lloyds and RBS credit ratings

Credit ratings agency Fitch has today downgraded two UK banks and placed one on a negative watch. Fitch downgraded Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) long-term credit rating to an A rating from AA-. It also placed Barclays on a negative watch, meaning a downgrade is possible in the future. In a statement, Fitch [...]

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Stocks down as RBS faces US lawsuit

Stocks down as RBS faces US lawsuit

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) lost 10% today after it emerged that the bank is being sued by America’s Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBSs). The FHFA was established in July 2008 when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had to be rescued which, at the time, [...]

September 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS stops some customers from using rival ATMs

RBS stops some customers from using rival ATMs

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has barred some of its customers from using rival cash machines because the bank incurs a charge each time. The decision will affect almost a million people with basic bank accounts who do not have access to an overdraft or a cheque book. With immediate effect, they will only [...]

August 17, 2011 | 1 Comment More
RBS H1 profits hit by Greek crisis and PPI costs

RBS H1 profits hit by Greek crisis and PPI costs

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has today unveiled a loss of £1.4 billion for the six months to the end of June. The bank, which is 84% owned by the taxpayer, said its exposure to the Greek debt crisis and costs relating to the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) pushed it into a [...]

August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS sued over US mortgage bonds

RBS sued over US mortgage bonds

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is being sued by a division of the US Government for millions of dollars over failed US mortgage bonds - residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Investors lost hundreds of billions of dollars when these types of investments went sour and resulted in the financial crisis in autumn 2008. RBS, which is [...]

June 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS offloads Spanish property portfolio

RBS offloads Spanish property portfolio

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, has today announced it has agreed to sell a portfolio of Spanish real estate loans and assets to Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund I LP, in a deal worth £247 million (€286 million). RBS has been selling assets under the orders of [...]

March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS discloses pay details for 323 key staff

RBS discloses pay details for 323 key staff

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, has disclosed details of the amount of money it paid to its key staff in 2010. The bank said its 323 key staff were paid a total of £375 million last year - after already divulging its chief executive, Stephen Hester, received a [...]

March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS chief exec in line for £7.7m pay package

RBS chief exec in line for £7.7m pay package

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has today revealed its chief executive, Stephen Hester, will receive an extra shares bonus worth up to £4.5 million - taking his total pay package to £7.7 million for 2010. The bank, which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, also unveiled bonus payments for several of its other executives. [...]

March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Lloyds reports first annual profit since bailout

Lloyds reports first annual profit since bailout

Banking giant Lloyds has today reported it has returned to profit - its first since the bank had to be rescued by the Government at the height of the financial crisis in autumn 2008. Lloyds Banking Group, which is 41% owned by the taxpayer, posted pre-tax profits of £2.2 billion, compared with a £6.3 billion [...]

February 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS posts 2010 loss of £1.13bn

RBS posts 2010 loss of £1.13bn

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 84% owned by the taxpayer, has today reported a net attributable loss of £1.13 billion for the 2010 year. While the loss is down from the £3.6 billion reported for 2009, it was higher than analysts had expected. The results are also a significant improvement on the £24.1 [...]

February 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
UK public sector net borrowing falls in December

UK public sector net borrowing falls in December

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed public sector net borrowing totalled £15.3 billion in December - lower than forecasts of £18.1 billion and a fall from November‘s record high. However, it was slightly above December 2009′s total of £14.3 billion. The fall was attributed to the cost of Government support for Royal [...]

January 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS in talks to leave APS early

RBS in talks to leave APS early

There is speculation that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is in talks with the Treasury about its early exit from the Government’s Asset Protection Scheme (APS). The scheme, which insurers against losses arising from toxic assets, was established in 2009 to boost confidence in the system following the financial crisis in autumn 2008. It [...]

January 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
RBS offloads Priory Group for £925m

RBS offloads Priory Group for £925m

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which is 83% owned by the taxpayer, has today announced it has agreed to sell the Priory Group - the care home and clinic renowned for treating celebrities. The bank has offloaded the business to private equity firm, Advent International, in a deal worth £925 million. RBS has been [...]

January 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More