Royal Bank of Scotland

What You Really Need to Know About UK Interest Rates

Sebastian Burnside | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Sebastian Burnside

Over the next few months I'm going to be leading research at RBS on this topic. We'll be talking to our customers about interest rates and the decisions they think they'll make when rates change. We want to understand how we, and the industry itself, can help. This won't end the fevered speculation about the timing of the first rate rise, but next time you're listening to the debates, ask yourself this question. Does this tell me what I really need to know about UK interest rates?

Here's How RBS Just Avoided Being Fined £87 Million

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland has avoided a multi-million pound fine from the European Commission after it blew the whistle on a cartel to rig the Swiss fran...

Top BoE Offical Goes All '50 Shades Of Grey' With Verdict On UK Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Bank of England's chief economist has raised eyebrows by suggesting that interest rates could stay lower for longer as the economy is "writhing in...

Asa Bennett

RBS Boss Fears You're Not Prepared For Interest Rate Rises

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Politics

Mortgage holders may not be able to cope with the extra financial pressure when interest rates rise, Royal Bank of Scotland's chief executive has war...

9 Scottish Nationalists Who Think RBS' Move Threat Is A Unionist Plot

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have angered pro-independence campaigners online by warning that they would move their headquarters fr...

Royal Bank Of... England?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group would move their headquarters from Edinburgh to London if Scotland votes for independence in next week...

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 10.09.2014 | 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...