Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England intervened  in to the row over Royal Bank of Scotland’s alleged brutal treatment of its small-business customers. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has weighed in to the row over Royal Bank of Scotland’s alleged brutal treatment of its small-business customers,(...)

Lawrence Tomlinson, an adviser to British business secretary Vince Cable, is convinced RBS has driven some of its own customers under so that the bank could take over their properties at knockdown prices. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Royal Bank of Scotland has been referred to British financial regulators over allegations that it deliberately “forced vibrant businesses into financi(...)

RBS  said a Treasury review had confirmed Ulster Bank was ‘a core business for RBS and acknowledges the importance of Ulster Bank to the whole island of Ireland’. Photograph: PA

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), the parent company of Ulster Bank, has reaffirmed its commitment to operating in Ireland. It has decided to put much of (...)

To offset the bank’s fresh losses – and boost capital – RBS plans to accelerate the divestment of Citizens, its US arm, by launching an initial public offering in 2014, a year earlier than expected. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Royal Bank of Scotland warned yesterday that it would report a “substantial” full year loss as it shifted £38 billion of its riskiest loans into an (...)

RBS is preparing to sweep away a litany of past problems with a plan to clear out bad loans, overhaul business lending and refocus on its UK retail and commercial business. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

The Irish banking sector faces further turmoil as it emerged last night that Royal Bank of Scotland, owner of Ulster Bank, is planning to put much of (...)