Two Aberdeen entrepreneurs have secured a £250,000 funding deal from Royal Bank of Scotland to develop cutting-edge robotics and asset inspection solutions for the energy sector through their co-founded business, Innovair Ltd. As a gateway to the North Sea, Aberdeen has long been pivotal in th
Leaders from the world’s largest financial institutions are to meet in Scotland to discuss progress towards positive global change as the COP26 anniversary approaches. The World Bank, the Bank of England, and major finance and investment firms will be present at the key summit in Edinburgh, in
An index that takes account of student spending and income to calculate a score for university towns and cities across the UK has revealed that Edinburgh is now the most expensive place in the UK for students to live. The Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index this year has shown that household
Business activity across the Scottish private sector increased at only a fractional pace during July, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI data. The seasonally adjusted headline Royal Bank of Scotland Business Activity Index - a measure of combined manufacturing and service sector outp
Permanent job placements in Scotland expanded at the softest pace in 17 months as greater economic uncertainty dampened overall hiring plans, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs survey.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has taken action against Royal Bank of Scotland-owner NatWest for breaking parts 2 and 10 of the Retail Banking Order 2017. The CMA wrote a letter to the banking giant, which has agreed to take action to put things in order for customers.
Scotland’s private sector economy remained in expansion territory for the sixteenth month running during June, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI data, but growth momentum eased for the second straight month. The seasonally adjusted headline Royal Bank of Scotland Business Acti
NatWest has announced the launch of a new platform to assist UK businesses in managing fuel and running costs to promote greener growth. NatWest surveyed 250 businesses in May this year and found that more than 72% of businesses expect their business will face increased difficulty in light
The UK Government’s trading plan to sell part of its shareholding in Royal Bank of Scotland owner NatWest has been extended for another 12 months. A trading plan involves selling shares in the market through an appointed broker in an orderly way at market prices over the duration of the plan.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced a package of support for farmers in an effort to help the sector deal with rising costs. The bank, which is owned by NatWest, will offer capital repayment holidays to farmers, as well as increases to overdrafts.
The latest Royal Bank of Scotland PMI data indicated a softer expansion of private sector output across Scotland in May, with the seasonally adjusted headline Royal Bank of Scotland Business Activity Index falling from 58.9 in April to a three-month low of 55.9 in May. Slower increases in output wer
The start of the second quarter saw a further marked increase in hiring activity across Scotland, according to the latest Royal Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs survey. That said, the seasonally adjusted Permanent Placements Index slid from 71.7 in March to 65.0 in April, to signal the softest increa