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January 27, 2014
11:17 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland announes 1.9B pound provision
Royal Bank of Scotland said its full year results on February 27 will reflect provisions for litigation and conduct related matters. RBS said its board has decided to provide 1.9B pounds covering various claims and conduct related matters affecting Group companies, primarily those related to mortgage-backed securities and securities related litigation, following recent third party litigation settlements and regulatory decisions. RBS said it will take an additional 465M pound provision for Payment Protection Insurance redress and related costs. It added that Q4 claims experience has continued at previous rates rather than declining as anticipated and claims are now expected to continue for a longer period. The cumulative provision is 3.1B pounds, of which 2.2B pounds had been utilized at December 31, 2013. The remaining provision of 900M pounds covers approximately twelve months of redress and administrative expenses. The bank noted a further 500M pounds provision for Interest Rate Hedging Products redress and administration costs. The increase in provision reflects both higher volumes and anticipated redress payments, recalibration of its methodology based on experience during Q4, and additional administration charges. RBS said. The cumulative provision, including expenses, was 1.25B pounds at December 31, 2013.
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August 28, 2014
06:35 EDTRBSEuro zone credit crunch showing signs of improving, Reuters says
Loans to the private sector by euro zone banks dropped 1.6% in July versus the same period a year earlier, compared with a year-over-year decline of 1.8% in June, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the bloc's M3 money supply increased at a 1.8% annual rate in July, versus 1.6% in June, the news service added. The upturn in the data comes after the European Central Bank started charging banks in June to keep their deposits overnight, Reuters added. Publicly traded euro zone banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
August 27, 2014
06:10 EDTRBSRoyal Bank of Scotland, NatWest fined GBP14.47M by FCA
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August 21, 2014
06:31 EDTRBSRBS reaches copyright suit settlement after judge bars software, Reuters says
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August 18, 2014
09:20 EDTRBSDeutsche Bank appoints Shannon Americas Chief Information Officer
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