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NatWest goes upmarket

National Westminster Bank is launching a private banking service for affluent clients holding between £100,000 and £500,000 in assets.


The move is seen as filling the gap between regular NatWest customers and the more affluent who bank with NatWest-owned Coutts.


The new service is expected to be called NatWest Priority Banking.


Bank of Scotland launched a hostile £22bn bid for NatWest two months ago.

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