18 Facts About NatWest


NatWest is considered one of the Big Four clearing banks in the UK, and it has a large network of over 960 branches and 3,400 cash machines across Great Britain and offers 24-hour Actionline telephone and online banking services.

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In 2017, NatWest was awarded Best Banking App in the British Bank Awards.

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In 1985, Banco NatWest Espana was formed and National Westminster Bank SA was incorporated in 1988, taking over the bank's six branches in France and Monaco.

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Thereafter the bank concentrated on its core domestic business as the restyled NatWest Group, reflecting its modern positioning as a portfolio of businesses.

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In 1993, the NatWest Tower was devastated by a Provisional IRA bomb and the bank vacated the building and later sold it.

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NatWest was forced to abandon its merger, but refused to agree to a takeover by a rival bank.

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NatWest was retained as a distinct brand with its own banking licence, but many back office functions were merged with those of the Royal Bank, leading to over 18,000 job losses.

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NatWest was listed among the 17 banks in the UK that were “facing questions over what they knew about the international scheme and why they did not turn away suspicious money transfers, ” as the bank processed $1.

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NatWest provide a full range of banking and insurance services to personal, business and commercial customers, including the first dedicated bank account in Britain to be delivered and supported entirely in the Polish language.

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NatWest reintroduced the mobile service in Cornwall in 2005, after HSBC ended its own version due to costs.

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NatWest is a member of the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, Bankers' Automated Clearing Services, the Clearing House Automated Payment System and the LINK Interchange Network.

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NatWest One account is a secured personal account with the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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NatWest entered the merchant acquiring market by introducing Tyl in 2019.

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Name NatWest has been associated with cricket tournaments held in England.

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Between 2000 and 2013, the NatWest Series was an annual one-day international tournament involving England and two visiting international teams.

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NatWest were a main sponsor of the 1999 Cricket World Cup, held in England.

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NatWest is sponsor of the Southern Paintball League, the leading competitive paintball series in the south of England.

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NatWest was the main sponsor of the Island Games from 1999 through to 2019.

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