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What could we do for you

At Royal Bank of Scotland we are committed to helping businesses across the manufacturing sector to transition to net zero through financing and practical support.

Whether that’s via financing of alternative renewable energy solutions like heat pumps or solar panels, or providing businesses with the tools to help measure their carbon footprint, we have a suite of financing products, skills and expertise across the bank and in our regional teams to help accelerate decarbonisation across your industry.  

Latest manufacturing news and insights

Stay up to date with our news and insights from the world of manufacturing

Building supply chain resilience means going beyond reshoring

 

 

 

Ask anyone involved in supply chain management or logistics about the last five years and most will agree they have been tough. Brexit, Covid and the war in Ukraine have caused uncertainty on both the demand and supply side.

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Royal Bank launches Carbon Planner to help businesses identify how they could reduce carbon emissions

As businesses work towards transitioning to net zero, our Carbon Planner tool is helping them understand their carbon footprint and identify ways that could potentially reduce their emissions and costs.

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Manufacturing outlook: robotics and automation

 

 

 

 

Our panel of experts share practical steps and top tips to consider when adopting robotics, plus the benefits automation can bring to overcome some of the challenges facing UK businesses today.

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Interest rates: how a small change can have a big impact

 

 

 

 

After 14 hikes in a row since the end of 2021, the Bank of England surprised markets when it left the Bank Rate unchanged at 5.25% following its September meeting. 

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Finance to drive your growth plans

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Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Product fees may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Invoice financing services are provided by RBS Invoice Finance Limited. 

Fixed and variable rate loans to suit your needs

Whether you want access to a small business loan to buy stock or a larger loan to expand your assets, there are a variety of fixed and variable options to suit your needs. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

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Free up cash from unpaid invoices

Invoice finance is a way for your manufacturing business to gain quick access to funds by raising them from your existing unpaid invoices. Eligibility applies. Fees may apply.

 

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Buying or re-mortgaging a commercial property?

Owning your own premises could be a great way of growing your business. Enquire online now in less than two minutes to see what support we can give you. Eligibility, terms and conditions apply.

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Fund your imports and exports with a trade loan

Trade loans are a short-term solution to cover the funding gap between you paying your suppliers and being paid by your customer. 

Eligibility, terms and conditions apply. 

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Fund essential purchases with asset finance from Lombard

Asset finance could allow you to purchase vehicles and equipment for your business by spreading the cost over a fixed term.

Security, guarantees or indemnities may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance subject to status and is only available for business purposes except where specifically indicated to the contrary. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it.

Helping you operate sustainably

Building a sustainable business can start with small changes, that can build to more ambitious plans.

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Eligibility criteria apply, and security may be required. Fees (other than arrangement fees) may apply. Over 18s only. Subject to status, eligibility and approval. Business use only. Any property or asset used as security may be repossessed or forfeited if you do not keep up repayments on any debt secured on it. Terms apply.

Green initiatives in business

Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, could also help your business be more efficient, and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

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Investing in energy-efficient solutions for your business

We have ways you could finance your energy efficiency project. So why not keep cash in your business and finance your energy efficient project with us?

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Could you cut your carbon and your costs?

Carbon Planner is free and could support you to become more sustainable, and help you identify potential cost and carbon savings too.

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Get help with employment law

Mentor could help you with employment law, health & safety and general HR tasks. Mentor also gives you access to 500+ document templates, and online eLearning courses. Some Mentor services incur a cost.

Thinking of selling?

The experts at Coutts have put together a Business Exit Programme to help you make the most of leaving your manufacturing business. It’ll take you through the basics of preparing for a sale, plus give you strategies to deal with selling, alongside guidance on life after you’ve sold too. There’s bitesize videos, articles and lots more.

Protect your business

When you’ve built something up, you want to look after it the best you can – protecting it against various risks and challenges you may face. Gallagher, our business insurance broker, have a range of options to choose that could protect your business and your staff, including public and employers’ liability to professional indemnity and more.

We're here to support you

We support more British manufacturing businesses than any other bank. As the manufacturing sector goes through disruptive transformational change, medium-sized manufacturers are faced with huge opportunities and challenges.

To talk to us about how we could support your business, please get in touch.

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