Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain’s largest taxpayer-owned lender, posted a seventh straight annual loss after writing down its U.S. unit and forecast higher restructuring costs as it shrinks its investment bank.
By Richard Partington Bloomberg News
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC will write down the value of its U.S. unit, Citizens Financial Group Inc., by about 4 billion pounds ($6.2 billion) next week, a person familiar with the matter said.
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Santander Bank has reached an agreement to change the way it screens applicants of checking and savings accounts amid concerns the current practice is slanted against low-income consumers.
MADRID - Banco Santander SA, Spain’s largest lender, said profit rose 68 percent in the fourth quarter as the bank set aside fewer provisions for bad loans and revenue increased.
Net income rose …