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RBS Group - Inward Investors

NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland is the largest UK Bank for SME businesses. We have national coverage across the United Kingdom mainland and across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through our Ulster Bank subsidiary coverage.

Our bank provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial, large corporate and institutional customers through our two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank plc, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including Ulster Bank and Coutts.

Our suite of Cash Management, Commercial Cards and Trade solutions help Corporates and Financial Institutions worldwide to grow their businesses domestically and internationally. Whatever your transaction banking needs, whether domestic or cross-border, you are supported by highly experienced teams of solution delivery and client service professionals, helping you to make more possible.

We are currently restructuring RBS’s wholesale banking business. Changes mean that there will now be sales and trading operations in Singapore and the US, a sales office in Japan and coverage teams in the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

Our support

The NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a team of professional international trade practitioners located throughout the UK. This team of experts is able to support our customers and relationship teams with advice concerning the practicalities, finance and risk mitigation when trading globally.

As part of the team we also have a dedicated inward investment team who provide advice and support to overseas companies requiring UK banking services. The team can provide information on establishing a business in the UK, support the account opening process, work alongside overseas partner banks and act as a ‘subject matter expert’ for inbound overseas businesses. The team will co-ordinate with dedicated relationship managers to ensure the inbound business is banked locally and, when appropriate, with a sector specialist.

The team has excellent links into the professional community and the Inward Investment support agencies (UKTI etc.) and we are the UK member of IBOS, the international banking network.

RBS has 24 million customers, and they are at the heart of everything we do. Our core purpose is to serve them, and our communities, well. That means structuring RBS around our customers, simplifying the way we do business and, ultimately, regaining our customers’ trust. Our aim is to be number one for customer service and advocacy in each of our businesses by 2020.

  • RBS Mentor is a dedicated division providing expertise in employment law & HR, health & safety and environmental management.
  • Global Employee banking will help establish personal accounts for overseas nationals.
  • Sector related research giving a Inward Investment customer insight to the UK business landscape.

Accessing services and support

If you have an inward investment enquiry, you can contact our SolutionsLine Team. The SolutionsLine consultants are experienced in both domestic and international cash management, international trade and inward investment.

If the enquiry comes from one of our partner banks or IBOS member then the enquiry will go direct to the implementation and on-boarding team.

The initial part of any inward investment enquiry is to understand the business activity. Thereafter we can find the right relationship team with the right specialist knowledge to support the customer. Our SolutionsLine will explain what options are available and ensure the customer is guided through the process.

Inward Investment Support is available 0800 – 1730 Monday to Friday from SolutionsLine

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For help and support with the above process please contact

Solutionsline contact details: +44 345 9000 652

Guy Cooper, Inward Investment Director: +44 7713988283


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