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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 […]

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 […]

Digital gets a spurt with Natwest and RBS experts

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To raise awareness about online and mobile banking and help customers use digital platforms, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) say they aim to deploy a “TechXpert” at every branch in England, Scotland, and Wales. NatWest is part of the RBS group, and at 1,000 NatWest and 2,000 RBS branches, these experts will help […]

Fintech accelerator round-up: 14 February 2017

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You can read about fintech accelerators quickly with our latest round-up. Featuring RBS, BNP Paribas, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and the info on how to apply. Scotland has got its “first” fintech accelerator with the launch set for May. The new hub will be based in Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) Entrepreneurial Spark business centre […]

RBS fails Bank of England stress test

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has failed a Bank of England (BoE) stress test on how it would cope with another financial crisis. Two other banks – Barclays and Standard Chartered – also failed on some measures but do not have to submit revised capital raising plans. The tests were put in place by BoE […]

AI at RBS for TLC

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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has installed advanced “human” artificial intelligence (AI) to help its staff answer customer queries. The bank says a two month trial has been “successful “and the AI, known as ‘Luvo’, is to be rolled out more widely to support employees, and perhaps bring some tender loving care (TLC) with it. […]

Faster Payments faces history with RBS blockchain test

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The UK’s existing Faster Payments scheme could be consigned to the slow lane as researchers at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) claim to have demonstrated blockchain supporting a new banking industry clearing system. In a ten-page technical paper, “Proving Ethereum for the clearing use case”, RBS’s innovation engineering team says it has created a clearing […]

Android Pay gets four UK OKs

Android Pay is now in the UK

Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank have all launched on Android Pay in the UK today (13 September), with TSB “coming soon”. The development follows hot on the heels from last week, when US-based Chase Bank customers were able to add their eligible Chase Visa cards to Android Pay. The cards include […]

BT fault hits UK banks’ digital services

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UK internet banking has been affected by a BT fault with its broadband and telephone services. In a tweet today (20 July), BT says: “Sorry, we’re aware of a problem & working to fix ASAP.” Some internet banking customers at Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest and Santander have been unable to […]

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