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  • Santander pulls out of $2.7 bln UK RBS branches deal Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Royal Bank of Scotland said Spain's Santander has pulled out of its 1.65- billion-pound deal to buy 316 UK RBS branches in a big blow to the state-backed British bank. RBS said it will restart the sale process, which had been ordered by European authorities as a cost for Britain's rescue of RBS back in 2008..

  • UK regulator to have last word in retail bank reform Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 10:52 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 12- Britain's main financial regulator will decide what activities the country's retail banks are able to carry out under a new reform aimed at shielding taxpayers from having to bail out the industry again.

  • *Rescued bank Dexia declines to comment, state keeps distance. PARIS, France, Oct 12- French towns that say they were tricked into taking out risky loans from rescued lender Dexia are refusing to repay them in full and are asking President Francois Hollande for a bailout.

  • MOVES-RBS Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 6:58 AM ET

    THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC. The bank appointed John Shelley as chief risk officer, Asia Pacific. He was most recently chief administrative officer for markets& international banking, Asia Pacific.

  • Morgan Stanley sees Barclays and HSBC as set for encouraging results from the third quarter, rating both "overweight", while it gives Lloyds an "underweight" rating based on a more cautious outlook. However, Morgan Stanley is more cautious heading into Lloyds' results.

  • BoE's Tucker confident lending scheme will help UK Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 3:24 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 12- Bank of England Deputy Governor Paul Tucker said on Friday that he was confident the central bank's new scheme to boost bank lending would help lower interest rates faced by businesses and households.

  • UPDATE 5-RBS hits milestone with Direct Line listing Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    By Matt Scuffham and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, Oct 11- Insurer Direct Line made a solid stock market debut on Thursday, marking a milestone in parent Royal Bank of Scotland's recovery efforts. The bank said the sale was the next important step in its recovery plan, having earlier this year finished paying back emergency loans to Britain and the United States.

  • UPDATE 4-RBS hits milestone with Direct Line listing Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 8:19 AM ET

    By Matt Scuffham and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, Oct 11- Insurer Direct Line made a solid stock market debut on Thursday, marking a milestone in parent Royal Bank of Scotland's recovery efforts.

  • By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 11- Shares in Direct Line set a premium on their stock market debut on Thursday, marking a milestone for parent Royal Bank of Scotland which needed a successful float of the insurance unit as a key part of its recovery plan.

  • Oct 11- Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC:. *Credit Suisse raises Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC price target to. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.

  • UPDATE 2-Direct Line shares rise on London debut Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:14 AM ET

    *Shares up 3 pct at London opening. By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 11- Shares in British insurer Direct Line opened 3 percent higher on their London Stock Exchange debut on Thursday after Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • BRIEF-Direct line shares open up 3 percent after IPO Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 3:02 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- DIRECT LINE:.

  • *RBS to sell 30 percent of Direct Line shares* RBS to raise 787 mln pounds from sale By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 11- Royal Bank of Scotland set a price of 175 pence per share for the London listing of British insurer Direct Line, close to the middle of the range originally set and valuing the business at 2.6 billion pounds.

  • BRIEF-Direct Line says retail investors buy 15 pct Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:36 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- Direct Line:. *Direct line CEO says share offer was "comfortably oversubscribed". *Direct line CEO says 15 percent of share offer bought by retail.

  • By Matt Scuffham and Myles Neligan. LONDON, Oct 11- Royal Bank of Scotland set a price of 175 pence per share for the London listing of British insurer Direct Line, close to the middle of the range originally set and valuing the business at 2.6 billion pounds.

  • Direct Line IPO price set at 175 pence/share Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:13 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 11- Royal Bank of Scotland set a price of 175 pence per share for the stock market listing of insurer Direct Line, close to the middle of the range originally set and valuing the business at 2.6 billion pounds. Trading in the shares on the London Stock Exchange will begin at 0700 GMT on Thursday.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms RBS Securities IDRs at 'A-/F1' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has affirmed RBS Securities Inc.' s' A-' Long-term Issuer Default Rating and' F1' short-term IDR. RBSSI is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Today's rating action on RBSSI was taken in conjunction with Fitch's global trading and universal bank periodic review, which included the RBS Group.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms RBS Citizens Financial Group's ratings Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:32 PM ET

    Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has affirmed RBS Citizen's Financial Group's ratings. Today's rating action on CFG was taken in conjunction with Fitch's Global Trading and Universal Bank review. As part of this review, Fitch affirmed the Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc's.

  • Direct Line IPO to be priced around middle of range Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:29 PM ET

    LONDON, Oct 10- Royal Bank of Scotland will fix a price on Thursday for the stock market listing of insurer Direct Line at around the middle of the range originally set, market sources and a source close to the transaction told Reuters.

  • TEXT-Fitch affirms Royal Bank Of Scotland at 'A' Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 5:15 PM ET

    Oct 10- Fitch Ratings has affirmed The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's and The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc's Long-term Issuer Default Ratings at' A', Short-term IDRs at' F1', Support Ratings at' 1' and Support Rating Floors at' A'. The banks' Viability Ratings have also been affirmed at' bbb'.