Royal Bank of Scotland changes name to NatWest

Banking group to remain headquartered in Edinburgh, but drops Scotland from title

Royal Bank of Scotland has formally changed its name to NatWest Group on Wednesday, removing Scotland from the name of the lender’s parent company for the first time since it was founded in Edinburgh in 1727.

The banking group remains headquartered in the city, and the name change will not affect RBS bank branches, most of which are in Scotland, or Ulster Bank locations in Northern Ireland.

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