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Banks braced for billions more in civil claims over forex rate rigging, after just paying $2bn

Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland were among nine banks revealed last Friday to have agreed a $2bn settlement with thousands of investors affected by rate-rigging in a New York court case. Lawyers warned the victory...Show More Summary

British Government Begins RBS Stake Sale After The Bank Posts Modest Q2 Profits

The British government took the first step towards returning The Royal Bank of Scotland Group to the private sector by selling a 5.4% stake in the banking group earlier this week. The long anticipated stake sale priced RBS shares atShow More Summary

LIBOR prison blues

A TRADER is sentenced to 14 years in prison for rate-rigging, armoured cars enter the luxury goods market and the British government sells down its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland

RBS In £2bn Stake Sale As Goodwin Remains On 'The Hook' Over Disastrous £12bn Rights

With Chancellor George Osborne announcing the start of Britain’s largest ever privatisation through the sale of around £2 billion (c.US$3.1bn) worth of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) - just under a 5.2% stake - one wonders why offload 600m shares in the UK bank at a loss amounting [...]

Short-Changed: UK Chancellor Called to Justify Govt Sale of RBS

UK Chancellor George Osborne has defended his decision to initiate the sell-off of the British government's stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), after being accused of short-changing the public for selling shares at a price below their purchase value.

Seven years after bailout, Britain starts RBS sell-off with $3 bln stake sale

By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - Britain started the sale of a 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Monday, beginning the disposal of its holding in the bank seven years after a multi-billion pound bailout at the height of the financial crisis. Show More Summary

Fraud regulators visited Barclays 186 times last year

The Financial Conduct Authority visited Barclays 186 times last year. That's more than double the 85 appointments the FCA had with HSBC, and almost triple the 65 visits to Royal Bank of Scotland, according to a report from Bloomberg....Show More Summary

I tried out Apple Pay in the UK, and it worked surprisingly well (AAPL)

Apple Pay went live in the UK this morning. More than 250,000 locations in the UK are set up to accept Apple Pay at launch, with support from Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Natwest, Halifax, and Lloyds. HSBC isn't supporting the service until later in the month, despite leaking the launch date in an accidental Tweet yesterday. Show More Summary

RBS to Exit Greek Shipping Portfolio

 Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC is winding down its Greek operation and is looking to sell its USD5 billion shipping loans portfolio, Reuters reported on Saturday.

Exclusive: RBS looking to sell $5 billion Greek shipping loan business - sources

LONDON/ATHENS (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is winding down its Greek operation and is putting its $5 billion shipping loans portfolio up for sale as the group scales back on non-core activities, finance sources familiar with plans said on Friday. Show More Summary

SAPVoice: Why Finance Would Be "Running Blind" without Real-Time

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A computer glitch at the Royal Bank of Scotland last month wiped out about 600,000 payments -- a problem that took four days to fix. Similar disasters coincide with rising demand for real-time analytics, which can help organizations identify and remedy problems before tragedy strikes. “Many traditional payments monitoring tools have [...]

Exclusive: UK targets sale of half its RBS stake in two years - sources

By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is planning to sell half its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, worth 16 billion pounds ($25 billion), within two years of a possible first sale in September, according to people with knowledge of government thinking. Show More Summary

RBS faces a $13 billion fine for its pre-financial crisis behaviour

Royal Bank of Scotland has been warned in a US court that it could face a $13bn (£8.3bn) bill in a case making allegations about its behaviour before the 2008 crisis. The 79% taxpayer-owned bank is fighting a long-running case in a Connecticut...Show More Summary

2008 revisited

IN THE autumn of 2008, Alistair Darling, Britain's finance minister, was told that Royal Bank of Scotland was just two hours from folding, causing cashpoints to run out of money. The same fears motivated the massive rescue programme in America - the bank bailouts, fiscal stimulus and monetary easing by the Federal Reserve. Show More Summary

RBS chief leaves ‘terrible legacy’

The outgoing chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland has been heavily criticised by shareholders at his final AGM in Edinburgh. ||| London - The outgoing chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland has been heavily criticised by shareholders at his final annual general meeting in Edinburgh. Show More Summary

RBS shareholders absolutely lost it at the AGM

The Royal Bank of Scotland's AGM was filled with angry shareholders and small business owners that demanded answers from the 81% government-owned bank over a raft of misselling scandals. Earlier this week, outgoing RBS chairman Philip Hampton told the Financial Times: “Most AGMs are a roasting. Show More Summary

Delayed consumer payments processed - RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland has processed the 600 000 transactions that were delayed this week in its latest payments failure. ||| London - Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC said it has processed the 600 000 credit- and direct-debit transactions that were delayed this week in the government-owned bank’s latest payments failure. Show More Summary

RBS 'resolves' 600,000 missing customer payments and promises no one will be 'out of pocket'

The Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary Natwest just confirmed that it has returned around 600,000 payments that failed to enter the accounts of RBS customers earlier this week. In a statement sent to Business Insider, an RBS spokesperson...Show More Summary

Customers are furious that RBS and Natwest made their cash disappear — and now the banks are charging them penalty fees

Britons are freaking out over how the Royal Bank of Scotland and its subsidiary Natwest made thousands of customers' pay cheques, welfare payments, and transfers disappear. What makes the situation worse, is that the customers are STILL...Show More Summary

FTSE pulled in opposite directions

Gains in Royal Bank of Scotland shares bolstered Britain's top equity index on Thursday. ||| London - Gains in Royal Bank of Scotland shares bolstered Britain's top equity index on Thursday on news it would be returned to private hands sooner than expected, while Royal Mail stock fell after the government sold half its stake at a discount. Show More Summary

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