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The chief executive and chief financial officer of Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) underperforming investment bank have stepped down, as new chief executive Alison Rose launches a shakeup of the executive team. The departure of Natwest Markets’ chief executive Chris Marks and chief financial officer Richard Place was announced in a statement on Thursday morning. [...]
US bank Citigroup has estimated that the UK leaving the European Union without a deal could cut UK banks’ earnings by as much as 25 per cent. A no-deal Brexit is likely to reduce revenue of high street lenders as economic growth slows and interest rates remain low, a note to clients from Citi analysts [...]
The Royal Bank of Scotland was hit this morning as the bank went ex-dividend and two brokers had lowered their forecasts for the company’s shares. Analysts at Macquarie downgraded the company from buy to neutral this morning, slashing its target price to 201p, from 246p. IT came after the bank’s second-quarter adjusted operating profits fell [...]
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is set to pick Alison Rose to become its new chief executive. Rose will become the first woman to lead one of the UK’s biggest high street lenders and is likely to be named as Ross McEwan’s successor in the coming weeks, Sky News claim. Read more: Outgoing RBS [...]
While there’s much to like in the Royal Bank of Scotland interims, it’s still far from plain sailing. After years in the investment wilderness, RBS (LSE:RBS) is finally making its way back into the fold. A strong second quarter has helped to inflate the half-year numbers, with total income rising by 20 per cent and the earnings [...]
Royal Bank of Scotland scored a bumper £1.3bn profit for its second quarter, it revealed today, as well as offering a special 12p per share dividend to investors. But it warned that tough economic conditions would hit profitability into 2020, sending its share price down almost five per cent. Read more: Barclays boosts first half [...]
This summer, the Bank of England is expected to announce a successor to Mark Carney as governor. Among the runners in the contested race is Andrew Bailey, the financial watchdog chief who stands a solid chance of taking Carney's crown. While the boss of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) certainly has the credentials for the [...]
By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. Having underperformed since April's stock market peak, here's what to expect from the domestic lenders. With UK banks making heavy weather of Q1 results and the Brexit shackles still in place, there's a clear lack of momentum behind shares of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY), Barclays (LSE:BARC) and The Royal [...]
By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. After a stunning share price performance, do these 'hit and miss' results justify optimism? Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY) investors, in need of a silver lining after an underwhelming earnings season from UK lenders, only have to look back 24 hours earlier to the surprise gift handed to the bank [...]
By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. These were a 'noisy' set of Q1 results from RBS, but probably look 'worse than the reality'. Back in the dividend-paying ranks and with shares up by as much as 25 per cent in 2019, The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS) provided investors with a reality check as the state-backed lender [...]
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