FORM 6-K
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington D.C. 20549
 
 
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
For October 24, 2019
Commission File Number: 001-10306
 
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
 
RBS, Gogarburn, PO Box 1000
Edinburgh EH12 1HQ
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
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The following information was issued as Company announcements in London, England and is furnished pursuant to General Instruction B to the General Instructions to Form 6-K: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q3 2019
Interim Management Statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  The Royal Bank of Scotland Group                                                                                                                                                 rbs.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
Q3 2019 Interim Management Statement
 
RBS reported an operating loss before tax of £8 million, which included a £900 million provision in respect of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), compared with an operating profit of £961 million in Q3 2018.
 
Return on tangible equity was 7.0% for Q3 2019 excluding the PPI charge.
Income was broadly stable across the retail and commercial businesses compared with Q2 2019, excluding notable items.
Group income was impacted by a particularly challenging quarter in NatWest Markets (NWM).
RBS reported an attributable loss of £315 million for Q3 2019.
 
Supporting our customers through continued lending growth
UK Personal Banking (UK PB) gross new mortgage lending was £8.6 billion in Q3 2019 compared with £6.7 billion in Q2 2019.
Commercial Banking net lending was £0.1 billion higher than Q2 2019. Across Business Banking, SME & Mid-Corporate, and Specialised business, lending continues to increase, with year to date growth of £1.6 billion.
We continue to achieve net lending growth across UK PB, Ulster Bank RoI, Commercial and Private Banking at attractive returns; net loans to customers increased by 3.2% on an annualised basis for the year to date, exceeding our 2-3% net loan growth target.
Q3 2019 net impairment loss of £213 million equates to 26 basis points of gross customer loans, compared with 31 basis points in Q3 2018. The cost of risk remains below our view of a normalised long term loss rate of 30-40 basis points.
 
Continuing competitive market
Across the retail and commercial businesses, income decreased by 3.1% compared with Q3 2018 excluding notable items.
Bank net interest margin (NIM) of 1.97% was 5 basis points lower than Q2 2019 primarily reflecting the contraction of the yield curve and competitive pressures in the mortgage business as front book margins, whilst higher than Q2 2019, remain lower than back book margins.
NWM had a challenging quarter with core income of £184 million, lower by £147 million, or 44.4%, than Q3 2018. Rates income in particular was impacted by a deterioration in economic sentiment for the global economy and a fall in bond yields. This, together with legacy items culminated in a loss of £193 million for the quarter.
Costs decreased by £20 million in comparison to Q3 2018, with a £193 million cost reduction achieved for the year to date. We remain on track to achieve our £300 million target for full year 2019.
 
Capital generation
CET1 ratio of 15.7% included a 50 basis point reduction in respect of the PPI charge.
RWAs increased by £1.0 billion in Q3 2019 to £189.5 billion, principally reflecting an increase in NWM. In line with previous guidance, we expect to end the year with RWAs of around £185-190 billion.
 
 
2019 and 2020 outlook – unchanged(1)
We retain the outlook provided in the 2019 Interim Results.
 
Note:
(1)
The targets, expectations and trends discussed in this section represent management’s current expectations and are subject to change, including as a result of the factors described in the “Risk Factors” section on pages 253 to 263 of the 2018 Annual Report and Accounts and the Summary Risk Factors on pages 46 and 47 of the 2019 Interim Results. These statements constitute forward-looking statements. Refer to Forward-looking statements in this announcement.
 
 
 
 
 
Business performance summary
 
 
Nine months ended
 
Quarter ended
 
30 September
30 September
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
Performance key metrics and ratios
2019
2018
 
2019
2019
2018
Operating profit/(loss) before tax
£2,686m
£2,787m
 
(£8m)
£1,681m
£961m
Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders
£1,723m
£1,336m
 
(£315m)
£1,331m
£448m
Bank net interest margin (RBS NIM excluding NWM) (1)
2.02%
2.10%
 
1.97%
2.02%
2.04%
Bank average interest earning assets (RBS excluding NWM) (1)
£410bn
£408bn
 
£416bn
£410bn
£416bn
Cost:income ratio (1)
67.5%
69.1%
 
92.9%
52.6%
66.7%
Loan impairment rate (1)
22bps
16bps
 
26bps
30bps
31bps
Earnings per share
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - basic
14.3p
11.1p
 
(2.6p)
11.0p
3.7p
  - basic fully diluted
14.2p
11.1p
 
(2.6p)
11.0p
3.7p
Return on tangible equity (1)
6.8%
5.3%
 
(3.8%)
15.8%
5.4%
Average tangible equity
£34bn
£34bn
 
£33bn
£34bn
£33bn
Average number of ordinary shares
 
 
 
 
 
 
  outstanding during the period (millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - basic
12,064
11,998
 
12,075
12,069
12,034
  - fully diluted (2)
12,099
12,053
 
12,106
12,104
12,083
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
Balance sheet key metrics and ratios
2019
2019
2018
Total assets
£776.5bn
£729.9bn
£694.2bn
Funded assets (1)
£600.7bn
£584.3bn
£560.9bn
Loans to customers - amortised cost
£319.5bn
£310.6bn
£305.1bn
Impairment provisions
£3.3bn
£3.2bn
£3.3bn
Customer deposits
£369.7bn
£361.6bn
£360.9bn
 
 
 
 
Liquidity coverage ratio (LCR)
148%
154%
158%
Liquidity portfolio
£193bn
£203bn
£198bn
Net stable funding ratio (NSFR) (3)
140%
140%
141%
Loan:deposit ratio (1)
86%
86%
85%
Total wholesale funding
£78bn
£78bn
£74bn
Short-term wholesale funding
£19bn
£19bn
£15bn
 
 
 
 
Common Equity Tier (CET1) ratio
15.7%
16.0%
16.2%
Total capital ratio
20.5%
20.9%
21.8%
Pro forma CET 1 ratio, pre dividend accrual (4)
15.9%
17.1%
16.9%
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs)
£189.5bn
£188.5bn
£188.7bn
CRR leverage ratio
5.0%
5.2%
5.4%
UK leverage ratio
5.7%
5.9%
6.2%
 
 
 
 
Tangible net asset value (TNAV) per ordinary share
272p
290p
287p
Tangible net asset value (TNAV) per ordinary share - fully diluted (1,2)
272p
289p
286p
Tangible equity
£32,930m
£35,036m
£34,566m
Number of ordinary shares in issue (millions)
12,094
12,091
12,049
Number of ordinary shares in issue (millions) - fully diluted (2,5)
12,124
12,124
12,088
 
Notes:
(1)
Refer to the Appendix for details of basis of preparation and reconciliation of non-IFRS financial and performance measures.
(2)
Includes the effect of dilutive share options and convertible securities. Dilutive shares on an average basis for Q3 2019 were 31 million shares and for nine months ended 30 September 2019 were 35 million shares; (Q2 2019 - 35 million shares, Q3 2018 - 49 million shares; nine months ended 30 September 2018 - 55 million shares), and as at 30 September 2019 were 30 million shares (30 June 2019 - 33 million shares; 31 December 2018 - 39 million shares).
(3)
NSFR reported in line with CRR2 regulations finalised in June 2019.
(4)
The pro forma CET 1 ratio at 30 September 2019 excluded a charge of £362 million (3p per share) for a foreseeable dividend. 30 June 2019 excluded a charge of £241 million (2p per share) for the interim dividend, a special dividend of £1,449 million (12p per share) and a foreseeable dividend related to interim profits of £363 million (3p per share). 31 December 2018 excluded a charge of £422 million (3.5p per share) for the final dividend and £904 million (7.5p per share) for the special dividend paid following the Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2019.
(5)
Includes 16 million treasury shares (30 June 2019 - 17 million shares; 31 December 2018 - 8 million shares).
 
Re-segmentation
Refer to Note 1 for details of re-segmentation effective from 1 January 2019 and re-stated comparatives.
 
Non-IFRS financial measures
This document contains a number of non-IFRS financial measures and performance metrics not defined under IFRS. For details of the basis of preparation and reconciliations where appropriate refer to the Appendix.
 
 
Summary consolidated income statement for the period ended 30 September 2019
 
 
Nine months ended
 
Quarter ended
 
30 September
30 September
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
2019
2018*
 
2019
2019
2018*
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
Net interest income
6,010
6,480
 
2,006
1,971
2,154
Own credit adjustments
(58)
59
 
(12)
(3)
20
Strategic disposals
1,035
-
 
-
1,035
-
Other non-interest income
3,033
3,805
 
909
1,077
1,468
Non-interest income
4,010
3,864
 
897
2,109
1,488
Total income
10,020
10,344
 
2,903
4,080
3,642
Litigation and conduct costs
(810)
(1,190)
 
(750)
(55)
(389)
Strategic costs
(844)
(649)
 
(215)
(434)
(299)
Other expenses
(5,144)
(5,337)
 
(1,733)
(1,673)
(1,753)
Operating expenses
(6,798)
(7,176)
 
(2,698)
(2,162)
(2,441)
Profit before impairment losses
3,222
3,168
 
205
1,918
1,201
Impairment losses
(536)
(381)
 
(213)
(237)
(240)
Operating profit/(loss) before tax
2,686
2,787
 
(8)
1,681
961
Tax (charge)/credit
(395)
(1,090)
 
(201)
22
(381)
Profit/(loss) for the period
2,291
1,697
 
(209)
1,703
580
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attributable to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary shareholders
1,723
1,336
 
(315)
1,331
448
Other owners
307
355
 
105
102
110
Non-controlling interests
261
6
 
1
270
22
 
Notable items within total income
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alawwal bank merger gain in NatWest Markets
444
-
 
-
444
-
FX recycling gain in Central items & other
290
-
 
-
290
-
Legacy liability release in Central items & other
256
-
 
-
256
-
Insurance indemnity
-
272
 
-
-
272
   of which:
 
 
 
 
 
 
         NatWest Markets
-
165
 
-
-
165
         Central items & other
-
107
 
-
-
107
IFRS volatility in Central items & other (1)
(34)
(34)
 
(51)
21
77
UK PB debt sale gain
18
26
 
16
-
-
FX gains/(losses) in Central items & other
22
(7)
 
2
-
(11)
Commercial Banking fair value and disposal (loss)/gain
(17)
179
 
-
(15)
(13)
NatWest Markets legacy business disposal (loss)/gain
(35)
(43)
 
(8)
(23)
14
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notable items within operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
Push payment fraud costs
(25)
-
 
(7)
(18)
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(810)
(1,190)
 
(750)
(55)
(389)
   of which:
 
 
 
 
 
 
          US RMBS
169
(823)
 
162
7
(21)
          PPI
(900)
(200)
 
(900)
-
(200)
 
*Restated. Refer to Note 2 for further details.
 
Note:
(1)
IFRS volatility relates to loans which are economically hedged but for which hedge accounting is not permitted under IFRS.
 
 
 
Business performance summary
Personal & Ulster
UK Personal Banking
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
£bn
£bn
£bn
Total income
1,224
1,202
1,257
 
Net loans to customers -
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(1,601)
(594)
(819)
 
 amortised cost
154.6
151.9
148.9
Impairment losses
(131)
(69)
(66)
 
Customer deposits
147.9
147.5
145.3
Operating profit
(508)
539
372
 
RWAs
37.5
37.0
34.3
Return on equity
(26.8%)
26.5%
19.4%
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest margin
2.44%
2.51%
2.65%
 
 
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
130.8%
49.4%
65.2%
 
 
 
 
 
Loan impairment rate
34bps
18bps
18bps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UK PB has 6.8 million regular mobile app users and 8.8 million digitally active customers, representing 73% of active current account customers. Total digital sales volumes increased by 25% compared with Q3 2018, now representing 51% of all sales. 58% of personal unsecured loan sales, 68% of credit card accounts and 53% of current accounts opened were via the digital channel.
Total income was £33 million, or 2.6%, lower than Q3 2018, impacted by an IFRS 9 accounting change for interest in suspense recoveries of £8 million offset in impairments, and a £16 million increase in debt sale gains. Excluding these items, income was £41 million, or 3.3%, lower than Q3 2018 reflecting lower overall mortgage margins. Net interest margin decreased by 7 basis points compared with Q2 2019 reflecting the lower yield curve, impacting deposit margins and mortgage margin pressure as front book margins, whilst higher than Q2 2019, remain lower than back book margin.
Excluding strategic, litigation and conduct costs, operating expenses increased by £26 million, or 4.5%, compared with Q3 2018 reflecting increased fraud costs due to a revised customer refund approach for authorised push payment scams, annual pay award and increased technology and innovation costs, partially offset by a 6% reduction in headcount.
Litigation and conduct costs include a £900 million charge in respect of PPI claims following greater than predicted complaints volumes in the lead up to the 29 August 2019 deadline.
Impairment losses were £65 million higher than Q3 2018 reflecting lending growth, lower debt sale recoveries and IFRS 9 modelling adjustments. Underlying defaults have increased slightly since Q3 2018, however the trend is starting to flatten following risk appetite tightening. The uplift in impairment losses relative to Q2 2019 includes an additional charge in respect of increased economic uncertainty and IFRS 9 modelling adjustments.
Compared with Q2 2019, net loans to customers increased by £2.7 billion as a result of strong gross new mortgage lending of £8.6 billion in the quarter, with market flow share of approximately 12%, supporting a stock share of approximately 10%. Personal advances increased by £0.2 billion and cards balances increased by £0.1 billion with cards growth supported by the re-entry to the 0% balance transfer market in Q2 2019.
RWAs increased by £0.5 billion compared with Q2 2019, reflecting strong lending growth across all products.
 
 
 
 
Business performance summary
Personal & Ulster
Ulster Bank RoI
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
€m
€m
€m
 
 
€bn
€bn
€bn
 
Total income
161
158
169
 
Net loans to customers -
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(146)
(166)
(188)
 
 amortised cost
21.4
21.2
21.0
 
Impairment
 
 
 
 
Customer deposits
21.3
21.3
20.1
 
  releases/(losses)
19
11
(68)
 
RWAs
15.0
15.8
16.4
 
Operating profit/(loss)
34
3
(87)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity
5.8%
0.6%
(12.7%)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest margin
1.55%
1.62%
1.72%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
90.3%
105.1%
110.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loan impairment rate
(34)bps
(20)bps
119bps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ulster Bank RoI continues to deliver digital enhancements, including paperless processes that simplify the everyday banking experience for customers. 70% of active personal current account customers are now choosing to bank through digital channels, with mobile payments and transfers 29% higher compared with Q3 2018.
Total income was €8 million, or 4.7%, lower than Q3 2018 primarily reflecting the sale of a portfolio of non-performing loans (NPL) and an IFRS 9 accounting change for interest in suspense recoveries of €6 million. Net interest margin decreased by 7 basis points compared with Q2 2019 mainly due to the IFRS 9 accounting change which took effect late in Q2 2019.
Excluding strategic, conduct and litigation costs, operating expenses decreased by €12 million, or 8.3%, compared with Q3 2018 due to the timing of project costs, reduced pension costs and the impact of other cost saving initiatives, partially offset by higher levies.
A net impairment release of €19 million in Q3 2019 principally reflects the net impact of an improvement in the performance of the non-performing loan portfolio and NPL deleveraging, partly offset by a charge for economic uncertainty.
Net loans to customers increased by €0.2 billion compared with Q2 2019 primarily driven by growth in the commercial loan portfolio.
On 8 October 2019 Ulster Bank Ireland DAC confirmed the sale of a portfolio of non-performing mortgages of €0.8 billion. This sale is consistent with our strategic objective to build a strong and sustainable bank and to reduce the percentage of non-performing loans on our balance sheet. The affected loans remain on the bank’s balance sheet at 30 September 2019 and will be de-recognised during 2020.
 
 
 
Business performance summary
Commercial & Private Banking
Commercial Banking
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
£bn
£bn
£bn
 
Total income
1,077
1,083
1,096
 
Net loans to customers -
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(638)
(622)
(583)
 
 amortised cost
101.5
101.4
101.4
 
Impairment losses
(108)
(197)
(107)
 
Customer deposits
135.7
133.4
134.4
 
Operating profit
331
264
406
 
RWAs
77.0
77.8
78.4
 
Return on equity
8.4%
6.2%
9.6%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest margin
1.90%
1.97%
2.00%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
57.9%
56.1%
51.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loan impairment rate
42bps
77bps
41bps
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total income was £19 million, or 1.7%, lower than Q3 2018 as lower asset volumes and deposit income were partially offset by £13 million of fair value and disposal losses in Q3 2018. Net interest margin decreased by 7 basis points compared with Q2 2019 due to lower deposit funding benefits.
Excluding strategic, litigation and conduct costs, operating expenses increased by £24 million, or 4.5%, compared with Q3 2018 due to additional authorised push payment fraud costs in line with new industry practice, combined with higher remediation, innovation and technology spend.
Impairment losses of £108 million, which included charges in respect of increased economic uncertainty and IFRS 9 modelling adjustments, were in line with Q3 2018 but were £89 million lower than Q2 2019.
Net loans to customers increased by £0.1 billion compared with Q2 2019. Lending across Business Banking, SME & Mid-Corporate and Specialised business increased by £0.1 billion in comparison to Q2 2019, with year to date growth of £1.6 billion.
RWAs decreased by £0.8 billion compared with Q2 2019 due to active capital management and business transfers of £0.3 billion.
 
 
Private Banking
 
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
£bn
£bn
£bn
Total income
198
191
195
 
Net loans to customers
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(119)
(115)
(110)
 
   - amortised cost
15.2
14.7
14.3
Impairment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 releases/(losses)
2
(1)
(1)
 
Customer deposits
28.2
28.0
28.4
Operating profit
81
75
84
 
RWAs
10.0
9.7
9.4
Return on equity
16.8%
15.9%
17.3%
 
AUMs
22.5
21.9
19.8
Net interest margin
2.35%
2.44%
2.54%
 
Assets Under
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
60.1%
60.2%
56.4%
 
  Administration (1)
7.1
7.0
6.6
 
 
 
 
 
Total Assets Under
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Management and
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Administration (AUMA)
29.6
28.9
26.4
 
Note:
(1)
Private Banking manages assets under management portfolios on behalf of UK PB and RBSI. Prior to Q4 2018, the assets under management portfolios of UK PB and RBSI were not included. Private Banking receives a management fee from UK PB and clients of RBSI in respect of providing this service.
 
Total income was £3 million, or 1.5%, higher than Q3 2018, as volume growth and one-off benefits related to hedging income gains were partially offset by lower deposit income. Net interest margin decreased by 9 basis points compared with Q2 2019 primarily due to lower deposit funding benefits.
Excluding strategic, litigation and conduct costs, operating expenses were £1 million, or 0.9%, lower than Q3 2018 due to a reduction in back office operations costs.
Net loans to customers increased by £0.5 billion in comparison to Q2 2019, mainly due to mortgage lending.
Total assets under management in Private Banking increased by £0.6 billion, or 2.7%, in comparison with Q2 2019 reflecting investment performance of £0.4 billion and net new business inflows of £0.2 billion.
Total assets under management and administration overseen by Private Banking increased by £0.7 billion, or 2.4%, compared with Q2 2019 reflecting investment performance of £0.5 billion and net new business inflows of £0.2 billion.
 
 
 
 
 
Business performance summary
RBS International
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
£bn
£bn
£bn
 
Total income
150
159
155
 
Net loans to customers -
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(62)
(60)
(60)
 
 amortised cost
13.8
13.6
13.3
 
Impairment losses
-
2
(3)
 
Customer deposits
29.1
28.1
27.5
 
Operating profit
88
101
92
 
RWAs
6.5
6.9
6.9
 
Return on equity
26.0%
30.8%
26.9%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest margin
1.55%
1.68%
1.73%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
41.3%
37.7%
38.7%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Institutional Banking electronic platform, eQ, is receiving positive Net Promoter Score (NPS) ratings and within our local banking business, 321, or 68%, of approved savings account applications by customers were paperless or required no signatures in Q3 2019, an increase of 34% in comparison to Q2 2019.
Total income was £5 million, or 3.2%, lower than Q3 2018 reflecting deposit pricing initiatives and lower
funding income. Net interest margin decreased by 13 basis points compared with Q2 2019 principally due to
the impact of US rate movements on our Institutional Banking business and increased central bank balances.
Excluding strategic costs, operating expenses were flat on Q3 2018 as lower back office operations costs were offset by headcount increases associated with becoming a standalone bank.
Net loans to customers increased by £0.2 billion compared with Q2 2019 due to activity in the Institutional Banking sector, and continues to show year on year growth. Customer deposits increased by £1.0 billion compared with Q2 2019 due to activity across all customer sectors.
 
NatWest Markets
 
Quarter ended
 
 
As at
 
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
£bn
£bn
£bn
 
Total income
150
686
569
 
Funded Assets
142.7
133.4
111.4
 
of which: Core income excluding
 
 
 
 
RWAs
43.8
41.4
44.9
 
  own credit adjustments
184
325
331
 
 
 
 
 
 
 of which: Legacy income
(23)
366
218
 
 
 
 
 
 
 of which: Own credit adjustments
(11)
(5)
20
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
(348)
(344)
(478)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Impairment releases/(losses)
5
20
(4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating (loss)/profit
(193)
362
87
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity
(8.7%)
4.4%
1.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost:income ratio
232.0%
50.1%
84.0%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note:
(1)
The NatWest Markets operating segment should not be assumed to be the same as the NatWest Markets Plc legal entity or group. NatWest Markets Plc entity includes the Central items & other segment but excludes NatWest Markets N.V. for statutory reporting.
 
Total income decreased by £419 million to £150 million compared with Q3 2018, primarily reflecting insurance indemnity recoveries in the prior year and lower core income in Q3 2019. Core income of £184 million decreased by £147 million, or 44.4%, compared with Q3 2018. The reduction was due to challenging market conditions, principally affecting Rates income, most significantly during August. Rates income was impacted due to elevated hedging costs caused by reduced liquidity and wider bid-offer spreads, as the market experienced sustained curve flattening across global fixed income markets.
Excluding strategic, litigation and conduct costs, operating expenses increased by £10 million, or 3.7%, compared with Q3 2018 reflecting an elevated level of provision release in the prior year, costs associated with becoming a standalone bank and investment in NatWest Markets N.V..
RWAs increased by £2.4 billion in the quarter largely due to the requirement to hold higher capital on derivative assets driven by market moves in August and September.
 
Central items & other
 
Quarter ended
 
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
 
 
 
2019
2019
2018
 
 
 
 
£m
£m
£m
 
 
 
Central items not allocated
162
337
(4)
 
 
 
 
 
Central items not allocated represent a gain of £162 million in the quarter, principally reflecting reimbursement of £162 million under indemnification agreements relating to residential mortgage-backed securities. Excluding strategic, litigation and conduct costs, operating expenses decreased by £70 million reflecting one-off releases and innovation and other costs that were held centrally in Q3 2018 but are now allocated to the franchises. Across RBS, costs reduced by £20 million compared with Q3 2018.
 
 
 
 
 
Segment performance
 
 
Nine months ended 30 September 2019
 
Personal & Ulster
 
Commercial & Private
 
 
Central
 
UK Personal
Ulster
 
Commercial
Private
RBS
NatWest
items &
Total
 
Banking
Bank RoI
 
Banking
Banking
International
Markets
other (1)
RBS
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
Income statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
3,118
302
 
2,127
391
361
(184)
(105)
6,010
Non-interest income
553
125
 
1,115
191
99
890
60
3,033
Own credit adjustments
-
1
 
-
-
-
(58)
(1)
(58)
Strategic disposals
-
-
 
-
-
-
444
591
1,035
Total income
3,671
428
 
3,242
582
460
1,092
545
10,020
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - staff costs
(470)
(159)
 
(568)
(122)
(89)
(508)
(816)
(2,732)
  - other costs
(259)
(70)
 
(229)
(52)
(37)
(128)
(1,637)
(2,412)
Indirect expenses
(1,032)
(131)
 
(863)
(145)
(40)
(246)
2,457
-
Strategic costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - direct
(8)
(12)
 
(37)
-
(9)
(104)
(674)
(844)
  - indirect
(143)
(19)
 
(153)
(30)
(6)
(37)
388
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(918)
(21)
 
(50)
(2)
-
(3)
184
(810)
Operating expenses
(2,830)
(412)
 
(1,900)
(351)
(181)
(1,026)
(98)
(6,798)
Operating profit before impairment (losses)/releases
841
16
 
1,342
231
279
66
447
3,222
Impairment (losses)/releases
(312)
38
 
(310)
5
3
41
(1)
(536)
Operating profit
529
54
 
1,032
236
282
107
446
2,686
Additional information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity (2)
7.8%
3.4%
 
8.7%
16.7%
28.5%
(2.2%)
nm
6.8%
Cost:income ratio (2)
77.1%
96.3%
 
57.2%
60.3%
39.3%
94.0%
nm
67.5%
Total assets (£bn)
176.7
26.1
 
166.6
22.6
31.2
318.3
35.0
776.5
Funded assets (£bn)
176.7
26.0
 
166.6
22.6
31.2
142.7
34.9
600.7
Net loans to customers - amortised cost (£bn)
154.6
19.0
 
101.5
15.2
13.8
9.1
6.3
319.5
Loan impairment rate (2)
27bps
(26)bps
 
40bps
nm
nm
nm
nm
22bps
Impairment provisions (£bn)
(1.3)
(0.6)
 
(1.2)
-
-
(0.1)
(0.1)
(3.3)
Impairment provisions - stage 3 (£bn)
(0.7)
(0.6)
 
(0.9)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(2.3)
Customer deposits (£bn)
147.9
18.8
 
135.7
28.2
29.1
3.3
6.7
369.7
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs) (£bn)
37.5
13.3
 
77.0
10.0
6.5
43.8
1.4
189.5
RWA equivalent (RWAes) (£bn)
38.4
13.6
 
78.1
10.0
6.6
48.9
1.7
197.3
Employee numbers (FTEs - thousands)
21.0
3.0
 
10.4
1.9
1.8
5.1
22.5
65.7
Average interest earning assets (£bn)
165.3
25.2
 
145.8
21.5
29.3
35.1
nm
445.1
Net interest margin
2.52%
1.60%
 
1.95%
2.44%
1.65%
(0.70%)
nm
1.81%
Third party customer asset rate  
  3.26%
  2.28%
 
  3.17%
  2.92%
  1.73%
  nm
nm
nm
Third party customer funding rate  
  (0.38%)
(0.16%)
 
  (0.43%)
  (0.44%)
  (0.14%)
nm
nm
nm
 
 
For the notes to this table, refer to page 12. nm = not meaningful.
 

 
Segment performance
 
Nine months ended 30 September 2018  
 
Personal & Ulster
 
Commercial & Private
 
 
Central
 
 
UK Personal
Ulster
 
Commercial
Private
RBS
NatWest
items &
Total
 
Banking
Bank RoI
 
Banking
Banking
International
Markets
other (1)
RBS
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
Income statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
3,222
334
 
2,131
385
343
82
(17)
6,480
Non-interest income
586
129
 
1,355
192
96
1,149
298
3,805
Own credit adjustments
-
-
 
-
-
-
59
-
59
Total income
3,808
463
 
3,486
577
439
1,290
281
10,344
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - staff costs
(532)
(149)
 
(554)
(122)
(77)
(429)
(927)
(2,790)
  - other costs
(186)
(76)
 
(178)
(44)
(45)
(176)
(1,842)
(2,547)
Indirect expenses
(1,050)
(133)
 
(891)
(157)
(56)
(292)
2,579
-
Strategic costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - direct
(14)
1
 
(28)
-
(2)
(106)
(500)
(649)
  - indirect
(122)
(8)
 
(65)
(11)
(4)
(21)
231
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(206)
(54)
 
(7)
(1)
10
(125)
(807)
(1,190)
Operating expenses
(2,110)
(419)
 
(1,723)
(335)
(174)
(1,149)
(1,266)
(7,176)
Operating profit/(loss) before impairment (losses)/releases
1,698
44
 
1,763
242
265
141
(985)
3,168
Impairment (losses)/releases
(197)
(34)
 
(142)
(2)
-
(8)
2
(381)
Operating profit/(loss)
1,501
10
 
1,621
240
265
133
(983)
2,787
Additional information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity (2)
27.3%
0.5%
 
13.2%
16.3%
26.0%
0.2%
nm
5.3%
Cost:income ratio (2)
55.4%
90.5%
 
48.1%
58.1%
39.6%
89.1%
nm
69.1%
Total assets (£bn)
171.7
25.3
 
167.9
21.4
29.0
253.3
51.3
719.9
Funded assets (£bn)
171.7
25.3
 
167.9
21.4
29.0
120.9
51.1
587.3
Net loans to customers - amortised cost (£bn)
149.2
19.2
 
102.3
14.2
13.0
8.0
(0.1)
305.8
Loan impairment rate (2)
17bps
22bps
 
18bps
nm
nm
nm
nm
16bps
Impairment provisions (£bn)
(1.1)
(1.2)
 
(1.3)
(0.1)
-
(0.2)
-
(3.9)
Impairment provisions - stage 3 (£bn)
(0.7)
(1.0)
 
(1.1)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(2.9)
Customer deposits (£bn)
144.8
17.9
 
135.0
27.2
26.9
2.6
6.2
360.6
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs) (£bn)
34.1
16.5
 
80.3
9.5
6.9
46.5
0.7
194.5
RWA equivalent (RWAes) (£bn)
35.5
16.6
 
83.8
9.5
6.9
49.9
1.0
203.2
Employee numbers (FTEs - thousands)
22.3
3.1
 
10.6
1.9
1.7
4.9
24.1
68.6
Average interest earning assets (£bn)
160.3
24.7
 
144.9
20.3
27.4
27.0
nm
435.2
Net interest margin
2.69%
1.81%
 
1.96%
2.53%
1.67%
0.41%
nm
1.99%
Third party customer asset rate  
3.37%  
2.40%  
 
2.97%  
2.87% 
2.38% 
nm 
nm 
nm 
Third party customer funding rate  
(0.30%)  
(0.21%) 
 
(0.26%) 
(0.21%) 
(0.10%) 
nm 
nm 
nm 
 
For the notes to this table, refer to page 12. nm = not meaningful.
 
 
Segment performance
 
Quarter ended 30 September 2019
 
Personal & Ulster
 
Commercial & Private
 
 
Central
 
 
UK Personal
Ulster
 
Commercial
Private
RBS
NatWest
items &
Total
 
Banking
Bank RoI
 
Banking
Banking
International
Markets
other (1)
RBS
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
Income statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
1,034
102
 
703
130
119
(62)
(20)
2,006
Non-interest income
190
43
 
374
68
31
223
(20)
909
Own credit adjustments
-
-
 
-
-
-
(11)
(1)
(12)
Total income
1,224
145
 
1,077
198
150
150
(41)
2,903
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - staff costs
(157)
(53)
 
(194)
(40)
(30)
(159)
(258)
(891)
  - other costs
(95)
(22)
 
(74)
(17)
(14)
(42)
(578)
(842)
Indirect expenses
(357)
(43)
 
(294)
(49)
(13)
(81)
837
-
Strategic costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - direct
(12)
(3)
 
(5)
-
(4)
(55)
(136)
(215)
  - indirect
(68)
(9)
 
(67)
(13)
(1)
(7)
165
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(912)
(1)
 
(4)
-
-
(4)
171
(750)
Operating expenses
(1,601)
(131)
 
(638)
(119)
(62)
(348)
201
(2,698)
Operating (loss)/profit before impairment (losses)/releases
(377)
14
 
439
79
88
(198)
160
205
Impairment (losses)/releases
(131)
17
 
(108)
2
-
5
2
(213)
Operating (loss)/profit
(508)
31
 
331
81
88
(193)
162
(8)
Additional information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity (2)
(26.8%)
5.8%
 
8.4%
16.8%
26.0%
(8.7%)
nm
(3.8%)
Cost:income ratio (2)
130.8%
90.3%
 
57.9%
60.1%
41.3%
232.0%
nm
92.9%
Total assets (£bn)
176.7
26.1
 
166.6
22.6
31.2
318.3
35.0
776.5
Funded assets (£bn)
176.7
26.0
 
166.6
22.6
31.2
142.7
34.9
600.7
Net loans to customers - amortised cost (£bn)
154.6
19.0
 
101.5
15.2
13.8
9.1
6.3
319.5
Loan impairment rate (2)
34bps
(35)bps
 
42bps
nm
nm
nm
nm
26bps
Impairment provisions (£bn)
(1.3)
(0.6)
 
(1.2)
-
-
(0.1)
(0.1)
(3.3)
Impairment provisions - stage 3 (£bn)
(0.7)
(0.6)
 
(0.9)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(2.3)
Customer deposits (£bn)
147.9
18.8
 
135.7
28.2
29.1
3.3
6.7
369.7
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs) (£bn)
37.5
13.3
 
77.0
10.0
6.5
43.8
1.4
189.5
RWA equivalent (RWAes) (£bn)
38.4
13.6
 
78.1
10.0
6.6
48.9
1.7
197.3
Employee numbers (FTEs - thousands)
21.0
3.0
 
10.4
1.9
1.8
5.1
22.5
65.7
Average interest earning assets (£bn)
168.1
26.2
 
146.7
22.0
30.4
38.6
nm
454.4
Net interest margin
2.44%
1.55%
 
1.90%
2.35%
1.55%
(0.64%)
nm
1.75%
Third party customer asset rate  
3.22%  
2.23%  
 
3.11%  
2.87%  
1.69% 
nm 
  nm
  nm
Third party customer funding rate  
(0.38%) 
(0.15%) 
 
(0.43%) 
(0.43%) 
(0.15%) 
  nm
  nm
nm
 
For the notes to this table, refer to page 12. nm = not meaningful.
 
 
Segment performance
 
Quarter ended 30 June 2019
 
Personal & Ulster
 
Commercial & Private
 
 
Central
 
 
UK Personal
Ulster
 
Commercial
Private
RBS
NatWest
items &
Total
 
Banking
Bank RoI
 
Banking
Banking
International
Markets
other (1)
RBS
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
Income statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
1,032
102
 
716
129
125
(91)
(42)
1,971
Non-interest income
170
35
 
367
62
34
338
71
1,077
Own credit adjustments
-
1
 
-
-
-
(5)
1
(3)
Strategic disposals
-
-
 
-
-
-
444
591
1,035
Total income
1,202
138
 
1,083
191
159
686
621
4,080
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - staff costs
(155)
(54)
 
(184)
(41)
(31)
(176)
(264)
(905)
  - other costs
(90)
(22)
 
(80)
(17)
(10)
(38)
(511)
(768)
Indirect expenses
(297)
(41)
 
(260)
(45)
(13)
(76)
732
-
Strategic costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - direct
4
(4)
 
(12)
-
(3)
(31)
(388)
(434)
  - indirect
(49)
(5)
 
(50)
(10)
(3)
(17)
134
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(7)
(19)
 
(36)
(2)
-
(6)
15
(55)
Operating expenses
(594)
(145)
 
(622)
(115)
(60)
(344)
(282)
(2,162)
Operating profit/(loss) before impairment (losses)/releases
608
(7)
 
461
76
99
342
339
1,918
Impairment (losses)/releases
(69)
10
 
(197)
(1)
2
20
(2)
(237)
Operating profit
539
3
 
264
75
101
362
337
1,681
Additional information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity (2)
26.5%
0.6%
 
6.2%
15.9%
30.8%
4.4%
nm
15.8%
Cost:income ratio (2)
49.4%
105.1%
 
56.1%
60.2%
37.7%
50.1%
nm
52.6%
Total assets (£bn)
173.9
26.4
 
165.6
21.9
30.4
278.9
32.8
729.9
Funded assets (£bn)
173.9
26.4
 
165.6
21.9
30.4
133.4
32.7
584.3
Net loans to customers - amortised cost (£bn)
151.9
19.0
 
101.4
14.7
13.6
9.3
0.7
310.6
Loan impairment rate (2)
18bps
(20)bps
 
77bps
nm
nm
nm
nm
30bps
Impairment provisions (£bn)
(1.2)
(0.7)
 
(1.2)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(3.2)
Impairment provisions - stage 3 (£bn)
(0.7)
(0.6)
 
(0.9)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(2.3)
Customer deposits (£bn)
147.5
19.0
 
133.4
28.0
28.1
2.8
2.8
361.6
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs) (£bn)
37.0
14.2
 
77.8
9.7
6.9
41.4
1.5
188.5
RWA equivalent (RWAes) (£bn)
38.1
14.5
 
79.3
9.7
7.0
46.1
1.8
196.5
Employee numbers (FTEs - thousands)
21.3
3.1
 
10.5
1.9
1.8
5.0
23.0
66.6
Average interest earning assets (£bn)
164.8
25.3
 
146.1
21.2
29.8
34.4
nm
444.8
Net interest margin
2.51%
1.62%
 
1.97%
2.44%
1.68%
(1.05%)
nm
1.78%
Third party customer asset rate  
3.25%  
2.29% 
 
3.18%  
2.89% 
  1.79%
nm 
  nm
  nm
Third party customer funding rate  
(0.38%) 
(0.15%) 
 
(0.42%) 
(0.45%) 
  (0.13%)
  nm
  nm
  nm
 
For the notes to this table, refer to page 12. nm = not meaningful.
 
Segment performance
 
Quarter ended 30 September 2018
 
Personal & Ulster
 
Commercial & Private
 
 
Central
 
 
UK Personal
Ulster
 
Commercial
Private
RBS
NatWest
items &
Total
 
Banking
Bank RoI
 
Banking
Banking
International
Markets
other (1)
RBS
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
Income statement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net interest income
1,083
110
 
731
133
124
15
(42)
2,154
Non-interest income
174
41
 
365
62
31
534
261
1,468
Own credit adjustments
-
-
 
-
-
-
20
-
20
Total income
1,257
151
 
1,096
195
155
569
219
3,642
Direct expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - staff costs
(172)
(51)
 
(180)
(39)
(26)
(120)
(299)
(887)
  - other costs
(69)
(31)
 
(64)
(16)
(12)
(61)
(613)
(866)
Indirect expenses
(342)
(45)
 
(294)
(52)
(19)
(91)
843
-
Strategic costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - direct
-
(1)
 
(8)
1
(2)
(78)
(211)
(299)
  - indirect
(37)
(2)
 
(21)
(4)
(1)
(15)
80
-
Litigation and conduct costs
(199)
(37)
 
(16)
-
-
(113)
(24)
(389)
Operating expenses
(819)
(167)
 
(583)
(110)
(60)
(478)
(224)
(2,441)
Operating profit/(loss) before impairment (losses)/releases
438
(16)
 
513
85
95
91
(5)
1,201
Impairment (losses)/releases
(66)
(60)
 
(107)
(1)
(3)
(4)
1
(240)
Operating profit/(loss) 
372
(76)
 
406
84
92
87
(4)
961
Additional information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Return on equity (2)
19.4%
(12.7%)
 
9.6%
17.3%
26.9%
1.8%
nm
5.4%
Cost:income ratio (2)
65.2%
110.6%
 
51.8%
56.4%
38.7%
84.0%
nm
66.7%
Total assets (£bn)
171.7
25.3
 
167.9
21.4
29.0
253.3
51.3
719.9
Funded assets (£bn)
171.7
25.3
 
167.9
21.4
29.0
120.9
51.1
587.3
Net loans to customers - amortised cost (£bn)
149.2
19.2
 
102.3
14.2
13.0
8.0
(0.1)
305.8
Loan impairment rate (2)
18bps
118bps
 
41bps
nm
nm
nm
nm
31bps
Impairment provisions (£bn)
(1.1)
(1.2)
 
(1.3)
(0.1)
-
(0.2)
-
(3.9)
Impairment provisions - stage 3 (£bn)
(0.7)
(1.0)
 
(1.1)
-
-
(0.1)
-
(2.9)
Customer deposits (£bn)
144.8
17.9
 
135.0
27.2
26.9
2.6
6.2
360.6
Risk-weighted assets (RWAs) (£bn)
34.1
16.5
 
80.3
9.5
6.9
46.5
0.7
194.5
RWA equivalent (RWAes) (£bn)
35.5
16.6
 
83.8
9.5
6.9
49.9
1.0
203.2
Employee numbers (FTEs - thousands)
22.3
3.1
 
10.6
1.9
1.7
4.9
24.1
68.6
Average interest earning assets (£bn)
162.3
25.4
 
144.9
20.8
28.4
26.7
nm
443.1
Net interest margin
2.65%
1.72%
 
2.00%
2.54%
1.73%
0.22%
nm
1.93%
Third party customer asset rate  
3.35% 
  2.42%
 
  3.04%
  2.91%
2.29%
  nm
  nm
  nm
Third party customer funding rate  
(0.31%) 
  (0.20%)
 
  (0.28%)
  (0.26%)
  (0.11%)
  nm
  nm
nm
 
Notes:
(1) Central items include unallocated transactions, including volatile items under IFRS, items related to Alawwal bank merger and RMBS related charges.
(2) Refer to the Appendix for details of basis of preparation and reconciliation of non-IFRS performance measures where relevant.
 
 
Business performance summary
Capital and leverage ratios
 
 
End-point CRR basis
 
30 September
30 June
31 December
Capital adequacy ratios
2019
2019
2018
CET1 (%)
15.7
16.0
16.2
Tier 1 (%)
17.9
18.2
18.4
Total (%)
20.5
20.9
21.8
 
 
 
 
Capital
£m
£m
£m
Tangible equity
32,930
35,036
34,566
 
 
 
 
Expected loss less impairment provisions
(620)
(726)
(654)
Prudential valuation adjustment
(466)
(419)
(494)
Deferred tax assets
(732)
(869)
(740)
Own credit adjustments
(234)
(261)
(405)
Pension fund assets
(401)
(400)
(394)
Cash flow hedging reserve
(336)
(117)
191
Foreseeable ordinary dividends
(362)
(2,053)
(1,326)
Other deductions
(6)
-
(105)
Total deductions
(3,157)
(4,845)
(3,927)
 
 
 
 
CET1 capital
29,773
30,191
30,639
AT1 capital
4,051
4,051
4,051
Tier 1 capital
33,824
34,242
34,690
Tier 2 capital
4,980
5,119
6,483
 
 
 
 
Total regulatory capital
38,804
39,361
41,173
 
 
 
 
Risk-weighted assets
 
 
 
Credit risk
136,200
137,100
137,900
Counterparty credit risk
15,000
14,200
13,600
Market risk
15,700
14,600
14,800
Operational risk
22,600
22,600
22,400
Total RWAs
189,500
188,500
188,700
 
 
 
 
Leverage
 
 
 
Cash and balances at central banks
84,300
85,400
88,900
Trading assets
91,600
85,400
75,100
Derivatives
175,800
145,600
133,300
Financial assets
396,400
389,200
377,500
Other assets
28,400
24,300
19,400
Total assets
776,500
729,900
694,200
 
 
 
 
Derivatives
 
 
 
  - netting and variation margin
(189,800)
(156,600)
(141,300)
  - potential future exposures
47,200
44,100
42,100
Securities financing transactions gross up
1,700
1,900
2,100
Undrawn commitments
43,900
49,300
50,300
Regulatory deductions and other adjustments
(9,400)
(9,500)
(2,900)
CRR leverage exposure
670,100
659,100
644,500
 
 
 
 
CRR leverage ratio % (1)
5.0
5.2
5.4
 
 
 
 
UK leverage exposure
589,500
576,600
559,500
 
 
 
 
UK leverage ratio % (2)
5.7
5.9
6.2
 
Notes:
(1)
Based on end-point CRR Tier 1 capital and leverage exposure under the CRR Delegated Act.
(2)
Based on end-point CRR Tier 1 capital and UK leverage exposures reflecting the post EU referendum measures announced by the Bank of England in the third quarter of 2016.
 
 
Condensed consolidated income statement for the period ended 30 September 2019 (unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended
 
Quarter ended
 
30 September
30 September
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
2019
2018*
 
2019
2019
2018*
 
£m 
£m 
 
£m 
£m 
£m 
Interest receivable
8,474
8,224
 
2,921
2,806
2,780
Interest payable
(2,464)
(1,744)
 
(915)
(835)
(626)
Net interest income (1)
6,010
6,480
 
2,006
1,971
2,154
Fees and commissions receivable
2,570
2,433
 
808
857
787
Fees and commissions payable
(673)
(671)
 
(186)
(243)
(220)
Income from trading activities
794
1,346
 
195
375
499
Other operating income
1,319
756
 
80
1,120
422
Non-interest income
4,010
3,864
 
897
2,109
1,488
Total income
10,020
10,344
 
2,903
4,080
3,642
Staff costs
(3,028)
(3,108)
 
(1,000)
(1,017)
(1,022)
Premises and equipment
(823)
(972)
 
(265)
(293)
(328)
Other administrative expenses
(2,085)
(2,521)
 
(1,222)
(445)
(885)
Depreciation and amortisation
(853)
(544)
 
(232)
(377)
(206)
Write down of other intangible assets
(9)
(31)
 
21
(30)
-
Operating expenses
(6,798)
(7,176)
 
(2,698)
(2,162)
(2,441)
Profit before impairment losses
3,222
3,168
 
205
1,918
1,201
Impairment losses
(536)
(381)
 
(213)
(237)
(240)
Operating profit/(loss) before tax
2,686
2,787
 
(8)
1,681
961
Tax (charge)/credit
(395)
(1,090)
 
(201)
22
(381)
Profit/(loss) for the period
2,291
1,697
 
(209)
1,703
580
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attributable to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary shareholders
1,723
1,336
 
(315)
1,331
448
Preference shareholders
30
94
 
10
10
20
Paid-in equity holders
277
261
 
95
92
90
Non-controlling interests
261
6
 
1
270
22
Earnings per ordinary share (2)
14.3p
11.1p
 
(2.6p)
11.0p
3.7p
 
*Restated. Refer to Note 2 for further details.
 
Notes:
(1)
Negative interest on loans is reported as interest payable. Negative interest on customer deposits is reported as interest receivable.
(2)
Basic, fully diluted, earnings per share for the nine months ended 30 September 2019 was 14.2p. There was no dilutive impact in any other period.
 
 
 
Condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the period ended 30 September 2019 (unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended
 
Quarter ended
 
30 September
30 September
 
30 September
30 June
30 September
 
2019
2018*
 
2019
2019
2018*
 
£m
£m
 
£m
£m
£m
Profit/(loss) for the period
2,291
1,697
 
(209)
1,703
580
Items that do not qualify for reclassification
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remeasurement of retirement benefit schemes
 
 
 
 
 
 
  - contributions in preparation for ring-fencing (1)
-
(2,000)
 
-
-
-
  - other movements
(96)
72
 
(28)
(26)
72
(Loss)/profit on fair value of credit in financial liabilities
 
 
 
 
 
 
  designated as at FVTPL due to own credit risk
(115)
109
 
(19)
(50)
14
FVOCI financial assets
(92)
61
 
(130)
(4)
58
Tax
24
487
 
(2)
(6)
(13)
 
(279)
(1,271)
 
(179)
(86)
131
Items that do qualify for reclassification
 
 
 
 
 
 
FVOCI financial assets
(3)
31
 
9
(53)
(168)
Cash flow hedges
688
(822)
 
286
214
(301)
Currency translation
(298)
120
 
(57)
109
102
Tax
(193)
224
 
(71)
(82)
127
 
194
(447)
 
167
188
(240)
Other comprehensive (loss)/income after tax
(85)
(1,718)
 
(12)
102
(109)
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period
2,206
(21)
 
(221)
1,805
471
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Attributable to:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ordinary shareholders
1,624
(404)
 
(326)
1,392
304
Preference shareholders
30
94
 
10
10
20
Paid-in equity holders
277
261
 
95
92
90
Non-controlling interests
275
28
 
-
311
57
 
2,206
(21)
 
(221)
1,805
471
 
*Restated. Refer to Note 2 for further details.
 
Note:
(1)
On 17 April 2018, RBS agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Trustees of the RBS Group Pension Fund in connection with the requirements of ring-fencing.  NatWest Markets Plc could not continue to be a participant in the Main section and separate arrangements were required for its employees. Under the MoU, NatWest Plc made a contribution of £2 billion on 9 October 2018 to strengthen funding of the Main section in recognition of the changes in covenant.
 
 
Condensed consolidated balance sheet as at 30 September 2019 (unaudited)
 
 
30 September
2019 
31 December
2018 
 
£m
£m 
Assets
 
 
Cash and balances at central banks
84,252
88,897
Trading assets
91,605
75,119
Derivatives
175,760
133,349
Settlement balances
12,962
2,928
Loans to banks - amortised cost
12,440
12,947
Loans to customers - amortised cost
319,493
305,089
Other financial assets
64,488
59,485
Intangible assets
6,646
6,616
Other assets
8,861
9,805
Total assets
776,507
694,235
 
 
 
Liabilities
 
 
Bank deposits
22,095
23,297
Customer deposits
369,708
360,914
Settlement balances
11,862
3,066
Trading liabilities
87,374
72,350
Derivatives
173,750
128,897
Other financial liabilities
47,508
39,732
Subordinated liabilities
10,200
10,535
Other liabilities
9,864
8,954
Total liabilities
732,361
647,745
 
 
 
Equity
 
 
Ordinary shareholders' interests
39,576
41,182
Other owners' interests
4,554
4,554
Owners’ equity
44,130
45,736
Non-controlling interests
16
754
Total equity
44,146
46,490
Total liabilities and equity
776,507
694,235
 
 
 
Condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity for the period ended 30 September 2019 (unaudited)
 
 
Share
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
capital and
 
 
 
Total
Non
 
 
statutory
Paid-in
Retained
Other
owners'
controlling
Total
 
reserves
equity
earnings
reserves*
equity
 interests
equity
 
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
£m
At 1 January 2019
13,055
4,058
14,312
14,311
45,736
754
46,490
Implementation of IFRS 16 on 1 January 2019 (1)
-
-
(187)
-
(187)
-
(187)
Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders