independent british retail banks
The retail and commercial banking markets are dominated by Royal Bank of Scotland Group, HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and Spanish-owned Santander UK (most of these companies operate more than one banking brand in the UK). The fifth major UK-based bank, Standard Chartered, operates primarily in Asia and Africa.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) is an official partner of the Latvian-British Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

The RBS group operates a wide variety of banking brands offering personal and business banking, private banking, insurance and corporate finance through its offices located in Europe, North America and Asia. In the UK and Ireland, its main subsidiary companies are The Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Ulster Bank and Coutts.

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natwest (RBS Group)
NatWest (RBS Group) recognises that high growth, fast paced Technology and Media businesses demand a trusted, strategic thinking banking partner with the knowledge and a network to help them achieve their ambitions. The London Specialist Technology and Media Team at NatWest consists of dedicated sector-focused Relationship Managers with a commitment to use their banking expertise and sector specialism, together with their bespoke ecosystem, to support the Technology and Media community.

Relationship Managers are focused on building extensive strategic partnerships, both internally and externally, in order to support this dynamic sector with a view to providing a unique banking experience for clients and prospective clients. Their deep understanding of an innovative and evolving sector ensures access to a comprehensive range of banking solutions, including funding and/or, if appropriate, sign posting to alternative/complementary funding providers and industry contacts.

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innovate uk
Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agencyInnovate UK is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

With a strong business focus, Innovate UK drives growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. To do this, Innovate UK works to:
     • determine which science and technology developments will drive future economic growth;
     • meet UK innovators with great ideas in the fields Innovate UK is focused on;
     • fund the strongest opportunities;
     • connect innovators with the right partners they need to succeed;
     • help Innovate UK innovators launch, build and grow successful businesses.

Since 2007 Innovate UK has committed over £1.8 billion to innovation, matched by a similar amount in partner and business funding. Innovate UK has helped more than 7,600 organisations with projects estimated to add more than £11.5 billion to the UK economy and create 55,000 extra new jobs.

Businesses and research organisations can apply to funding competitions form Innovate UK to help them develop their innovations.

All of the current and forthcoming funding competitions run by Innovate UK are published on the UK gov official website -

You can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype. Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:
     • emerging and enabling technologies;
     • infrastructure systems;
     • health and life sciences;
     • manufacturing and materials.

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We offer a unique spectrum of services encompassing various aspects of the Baltics and UK technology industry and IT world.

Our Chamber of Commerce identifies and engages with business clusters that have economic growth potential.


Our Chamber of Commerce helps developing relationship with finance institutions and building business networks.