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NatWest Group - statistics & facts

The NatWest Group is a British state-owned bank with headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland. NatWest Group operated under the name the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) until 2020, but rebranded as most of their business was run under that name. It was also the bank’s business division with the highest customer trust of the two throughout the years. NatWest - or RBS as it was called then - was badly affected by the global recession in 2008, and their total assets declined overall since. However, the bank still holds its position as the 4thlargest bank in the United Kingdom, after HSBC, Barclays, and Lloyds, and the 14th largest bank in Europe in terms of total assets.

What do NatWest Group do?

NatWest Group provides several different services and consists of several brands: retail and commercial banking is provided under the brands NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Ulster Bank; private banking by the brands Coutts, Child & Co., and Drummonds; and investment banking by the brand NatWest Markets (just to name a few). Retail banking and commercial banking are the group’slargest segments, accounting for most of the group’s total income. Geographically, the group operates in other European countries, the United States, and in Asia Pacific. Most of NatWest Group’s revenue is generated in the home country, however.

Who are their competitors?

There are four major domestic banks in the United Kingdom in addition to NatWest - HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and Standard Chartered - of which HSBC is undeniably is the largest. These banks are the largest when it comes to most financial measures, such as market capitalization, total assets, and revenues. However, while they also have among the highest customer numbers, they are facing competition from the more newly founded digital banks like Starling and Monzo. These online challengers saw high ratios of customers gained in recent years, while the large and more traditional banks saw rather high ratios of lost customers.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 25 most important statistics relating to "NatWest Group".


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