About RBS

Who are RBS?

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group is an international banking and financial services company. From its headquarters in Edinburgh, RBS operates in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Asia, serving over 30 million customers worldwide.

RBS provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial, large corporate and institutional customers through its two principal subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank Plc, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including Citizens, Charter One, Ulster Bank, Coutts and Direct Line.



RBS Inspiring Enterprise

At RBS, we’re committed to promoting economic growth and to fostering the right conditions for people to turn their ideas into business success. RBS Inspiring Enterprise is how we encourage more people in more communities to explore enterprise, build their skills and start up in business. We want to ensure young entrepreneurs both know about and have access to our range of financial services, whilst also building on our work with the youth enterprise sector to help close the generational enterprise gap.

We recognise that financial education is fundamental to starting up in business and that the earlier young people learn these skills the better. Last year, thousands of school children learned about starting a business through our programme, MoneySense for Schools. In addition, we helped older students develop their business ideas and skills through our two student enterprise competitions run by Find Invest Grow. What’s more, over the past 11 years we have invested more than £17 million in the work of The Prince\'s Trust, helping disadvantaged young people to start-up in business through access to business advice, mentoring and finance.



RBS recently launched a new report, Closing the Generational Start-Up Gap, which takes a fresh look at the efficiency of the UK’s entrepreneurial system.


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