Lead Manager(s) BAML, Barclays, Credit Agricole CIB, Goldman Sachs & RBS
* Specialist mortgage services, subsidiary of HML, has agreed to purchase Topaz Finance Limited from Royal Bank of Scotland
* RBS to start pilot scheme next week (Adds finance minister, Funding Circle quotes)
LONDON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said on Thursday it would refer small businesses rejected for loans to alternative finance providers Funding Circle and Assetz Capital.
* Proposes new powers for official forecaster on economy (Adds details, quotes)
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said he hoped to sell the government's shares in Royal Bank of Scotland in a way that returned taxpayers' investment in the bank in...
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Wednesday the government needed to take a decision on when to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland soon after a May national election.
Lead Manager(s) Barclays, HSBC Bank PLC, LLOYDS, Royal Bank of Scotland
LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - British state-backed lender Royal Bank of Scotland has been granted a waiver by the U.S. Federal Reserve from onerous new rules coming in next year for big overseas banks.
ZURICH/HONG KONG, Jan 14 (Reuters) - J Safra Sarasin and a consortium comprising Singapore's DBS Group Holdings are among banks shortlisted for the second round sale process of Coutts International, people familiar with the matter said.