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RBS reaches Landmark for mortgage valuation risk management

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will adopt Landmark Valuation Services’ (formerly Quest) valuation risk model (VRM) service for its mortgage valuation process for both RBS and NatWest. Using property analytics and land and environmental data, VRM helps the banks to apply an automated valuation where the risks are considered “low”. Where a physical inspection is […]

Cashplus expands with £30m debt facilities led by RBS

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Cashplus, a London-based alternative financial services provider has announced two new, three-year funding arrangements totalling £30 million ($40.52 million), reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). Senior debt facilities will be provided by NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) with BCI Finance, the investment division of Blenheim Chalcot, providing mezzanine financing. Although not a bank, Cashplus says […]

R3, RBS and UK regulator build regtech prototype for mortgages

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Enterprise software firm R3, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), RBS and another unnamed bank have built a prototype application for regulatory reporting of mortgage transactions on R3’s Corda distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform. The application is also able to generate automated delivery receipts for the regulator when a mortgage is booked. The application was […]

Fintech layoffs round-up: 18 August 2017

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A distinctly cheerless round-up as we highlight some key moments regarding fintech layoffs. Features Simple and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). US-based digital banking service Simple has fired 33 staff members (about 10% of its workforce), including several executives, according to The Oregonian. Simple’s CMO, chief people officer, VP of operations, and VP of engineering […]

More jobs to go from RBS in UK to India

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Job-cutting spree continues at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) – 443 jobs are to go from its business loans department. Many of these will be moved to India.

RBS joins forces with RocketSpace UK for new tech campus

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San-Francisco based RocketSpace, with the support of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest, has opened its campus in London for fintech and tech start-ups. Housed in NatWest’s (a subsidiary of RBS) Regents House in London, the campus is the “first of its kind” in the capital and RocketSpace’s only international location. The campus occupies […]

RBS axes hundreds of tech jobs

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is cutting nearly 250 jobs as part of a back-office ops shake-up – with claims that some roles will end up in India. The bank says 92 full-time staff will be affected, while 154 contractor roles will go later this year. Most of these positions are technology-related and are based […]

Humans hanging on in RBS hybrid bot plan

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New York-based LivePerson has rolled out the “first financial industry hybrid bots in the world” at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), offering a service where humans and bots can team up in one conversation. With RBS continuing with branch closures and job cuts, and seeking a digital redress to a financial mess; the idea […]

RBS continues with branch closures and job cuts

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is closing 30 of its own branches and 128 of its subsidiary, NatWest, putting 470 people out of work. The bank says this decision is a result of the changing consumer behaviour, which has now shifted to digital banking.

RBS financial mess seeks digital redress

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The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) poor financial results have led to its CEO calling for more cost reductions and a faster digital transformation. The bank reported an operating loss before tax of £4.08 billion for 2016 and an attributable loss of £6.95 billion, which included litigation and conduct costs of £5.86 billion, restructuring costs […]

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