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Agency bank services

Clearing and settlement services for non-clearing banks

RBS are a leading provider of Sterling and Euro clearing and settlement services to 'non clearing banks' licensed to operate in the UK. We process a high volume of payments for leading financial institutions globally and have a sophisticated payments system, built to support Agency Banks.

The Agency Banks website is a resource where payment news and information can be accessed. To register for the website please contact your Relationship Manager.


  • RBS is a member of and maintains leading shares in Cheque and Credit Clearing, BACS and CHAPS
  • RBS is represented and influential on all UK payment industry workgroups
  • RBS is a a member of SWIFT and the fourth largest processor of SWIFT payment messages globally
  • RBS is represented on a wide range of European industry bodies
  • RBS is an active participant in key European industry initiatives, meeting regularly with the European Commission
  • RBS is a direct member of TARGET2, EBA EURO1, and EBA STEP2
  • RBS provides agency banking arrangements to around 40% of all non clearing banks operating within the UK