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Deal seals NatWest’s fate

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By Ian Fraser and Kenny Kemp Published Sunday Herald Date: 28 November 1999 The English clearer has no escape as two banking rivals move in for the kill. Ian Fraser and Kenny Kemp report IF the National Westminster Bank is a foundering ship on a tempestuous sea, apparently now holed …

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Royal Bank to pounce on NatWest

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By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: 28 November 1999 SCOTLAND’s two biggest banks are locked in a fight to the death for the multi-million pound takeover of the National Westminster after it emerged last night that the Royal Bank of Scotland had entered into talks with the beleaguered English …

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The Spanish acquisition

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By Ian Fraser and Darran Gardner Published: Sunday Herald Date: 14 November 1999 Ian Fraser, Financial Editor, and Darran Gardner report on the man and company that may be backing RBS’s bid for NatWest The next three weeks are going to be vital for the future of Scotland’s major banks. …

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BoS still closing in on NatWest

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By Ian Fraser and Kenny Kemp Published: Sunday Herald Date: 31 October 1999 The Bank of Scotland was in a bullish mood last night, as its £22 billion hostile bid for NatWest was looking increasingly likely of winning acceptance from its target’s shareholders. However, fund managers warned that BoS may …

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Banking on a future

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By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: 3 October 1999 This week the Bank of Scotland will let investors know the details of its NatWest bid. Ian Fraser examines the fine print A DIRTY war has broken out for the heart of British banking following the Bank of Scotland’s £21 …