9 Facts About Royal Bank of Scotland

1. The Royal Bank of Scotland provides business term, professional practice, and consumer loans, asset and invoice finances, commercial and residential mortgages.

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2. In 2010 Royal Bank of Scotland promised not to close bank branches where they were the last in town.

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3. The Royal Bank of Scotland 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 "handled $113.1 million" in Laundromat cash.

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4. In September 2014, Royal Bank of Scotland announced that they would move their headquarters to London in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum.

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5. In November 2013, Royal Bank of Scotland announced it was in talks to sell a shipping loan in Eagle Bulk Shipping worth $800 million.

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6. The Royal Bank of Scotland stated that, as of the announcement, the search for Hester's successor would commence.

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7. The first London branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland opened in 1874.

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8. The Bank of Scotland was effective in raising funds for the Jacobite Rebellion and as a result, The Royal Bank of Scotland was established in 1724 to provide a bank with strong Hanoverian and Whig ties.

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9. The Royal Bank of Scotland has around 700 branches, mainly in Scotland, though there are branches in many larger towns and cities throughout England and Wales.

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