Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS May Have Saved Its Rogue Bankers From Jail With 'Whitewash' Report

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK

The Royal Bank of Scotland may have saved some of its rogue bankers from jail by commissioning a report, widely condemned as a "whitewash”, clearing...

Salmond Won't Be Laughing Now Thanks To This Banker

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics

The owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks has warned of the risks of Scottish independence, saying it could bring "significant additional costs". ...

Is Independence An Opportunity Or A Threat To Scotland's Banks?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

Pro-union campaigners have been accused of "scaremongering" about the impact of independence on Scotland's banking sector, with a former Royal Bank of...

RBS Is Really Worried About Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland has repeated its warning of a "material adverse effect" on its business if Scots vote in favour of independence next month. ...

This Scottish Giant May Be Lining Up Its Post-Independence London HQ

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish investment giant Standard Life has been reportedly looking at buying a possible headquarters in London in the event that Scotland gains indep...

'After So Much Harm, How Can They Morally Get Bonuses?'

The Huffington Post/PA | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland boss Ross McEwan has refused to rule out paying bonuses to staff at the bank's business support unit, which has been accused of...

Has RBS Been Covering Up Its 'Corporate Psychopaths'?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland executives have been reportedly accused by shareholders of "covering up" for "corporate psychopaths" in their controversial bus...

Is Ex-RBS Boss Fred The Shred Trying To Vanish From The Internet?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics

The home of disgraced former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Fred Goodwin has vanished from Google Street View, just weeks after the search giant agreed ...

'We Do Good Overall', Controversial RBS Bankers Tell MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Senior Royal Bank of Scotland executives insisted to MPs that they do good overall as they defended the state-owned bank from accusations that it drov...

Taxpayer-Owned Royal Bank Of Scotland Profits Soar

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics

State-backed Royal Bank of Scotland said it doubled profits in the first quarter of this year but warned that past problems which have cost it billion...

Osborne Lets Lloyds Pay Bumper Bonuses (But Not RBS)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne will not use the taxpayer's stake in Lloyds Banking Group to stop it paying bonuses twice as big as their pay, but will block the Royal...

7 Dodgy Things RBS Would Rather You Didn't Notice In Its 'Whitewash'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland welcomed a report it commissioned by Clifford Chance which found "no evidence" that it tried to systematically defraud smal...

RBS Cleared Of Defrauding Small Firms

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been cleared of systematic fraud by a report it commissioned into the conduct of its business support division, after c...

Is Ethical Banking an Oxymoron?

Ian Middleton | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK
Ian Middleton

On the day that Royal Bank of Scotland announced a bonus payout to it's staff of £588million in spite of an operating loss of £8.24billion, one had to wonder if any lessons were really learnt from the mess that was left after the banking crash only a few years ago...

'Bloody' Brawl Outside City Banker Bar

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

A vicious brawl outside a popular city bar has led to six arrests in the heart of London's financial district, with workers prevented from leaving the...

State-Owned RBS Could Slash Up To 30,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK

As many as 30,000 jobs are to go at Royal Bank of Scotland over the next few years as part of plans to shrink the bailed-out bank, it was reported tod...

Asa Bennett

Will Big Banks Get Their Customers Back Once They Clean Up Their Act?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Britain's big banks should not expect to get back the customers they lost after the banking crash due to the scale of the breakdown in trust and the "...

Cable: RBS Would Leave An Independent Scotland For London

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland would "inevitably" move to London if Scotland gains independence in this September's referendum, Vince Cable has warned. ...

'Vampire' RBS Accused Of Sucking Cash Out Of Small Firms

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland has been accused of acting like a "vampire" that sucks cash out of profitable businesses by government adviser and serial e...

Asa Bennett

'We See Noise And Nothing Changing Among The Big Banks', Warns Govt Adviser

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

Big banks are still just as dominant as they were before the recession, with no one yet jailed or held responsible for the string of banking scandals ...

RBS Cancels Bonuses As It Prepares For £8 BILLION Loss

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics

The Royal Bank of Scotland has cancelled bonuses for its top executives after a string of fines has left the taxpayer-owned bank on track for a shock ...

Clegg Blames The Entire Banking Crisis On Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused Labour of being "single-handedly responsible" for the 2008 banking crash, in an attack that has been met with derision by actua...

BoE's Mark Carney Gives Miliband's Banking Plans Both Barrels

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's proposals to limit the size of Britain's biggest banks and force them to sell off branches to smaller rivals would not improve the banki...

Cameron 'Treating Brits Like Mugs' In Failing To Stop Bumper RBS Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been accused of treating Brits like "mugs" after announcing the continuation of a £2,000 cap on cash bonuses at the Royal Bank of S...

Osborne Urged To Stop RBS Bankers Bid To DOUBLE Their Bonuses

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne is under pressure to throw out any request from the mostly state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland to let it pay its bankers twice their pay...