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Foreign Exchange

Reduce your exposure to FX risks

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Access a full range of foreign transaction services, from straight forward currency exchange to complete risk management solutions. Each may be tailored to suit the simplest or most complex customer needs.

Calculate future cash flows with confidence. Foreign exchange hedging tools could help reduce risks of foreign currency fluctuations.

  • Our commercial exchange rates mean you could get a better deal when buying or selling foreign currency for non-cash transactions. You’ll pay less than the 'tourist' exchange rates available on the high street for currency notes and coins. 

Managing foreign exchange risk

Whether over the phone or via our e-commerce platform, it's easy and straightforward to execute your foreign currency exchange needs. You'll enjoy access to our depth of market liquidity in both major and emerging market currencies.

Leverage our FX experience

Execute your foreign exchange currency exchange needs - over phone or via our e-commerce platform. Access deep market liquidity in both major and emerging market currencies

Get greater certainty over future income and costs

Volatile exchange rates can have a negative impact on your finances. Minimise the risk of fluctuating rates with our FX hedging. Make financial forecasts with more confidence and manage your cash flow more effectively.

Tailored FX solutions

We’ll work closely with you to identify your currency risks and design solutions specific to your situation. Our experienced team draws on a wide variety of financial markets instruments, to design the right solution for you. We provide a dedicated point of contact for all of your FX requirements.

Online management

Access a broad range of electronic facilities for trading and deal management. Get current market forecasts, research and strategy. Secure FX rates 24 hours a day with competitive pricing across a wide range of currencies and maturities.

Who could benefit from FX hedging?

Businesses or organisations that:

  • Import or export
  • Have foreign currency accounts
  • Send or receive international payments

  • Are part of an international group or subsidiary of a foreign entity


  • Are looking at acquisitions overseas
Want greater certainty in cash flow planning and budgeting
  • Are interested in scrutinising their long-term costs and financial objectives
Agile Markets

Agile Markets is an online FX and money market trading system provided by the NatWest Markets business of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. It allows you to carry out a wide range of real-time FX dealing services, including spot, forwards and time option contracts - while cutting costs and paperwork. 

  • For high volume foreign exchange users our NatWest Markets business offers specific solutions for your needs.
Reduce costs and errors

Complete FX trades electronically, streamline processes and accuracy reducing costs and errors. 

Post Trade

You can confirm your deals with RBS real-time on our post trade application.

Real-time market and management data

View market data in real time. Access analyses, trade and execute your transactions online and access comprehensive management reports on your treasury activities.


RBS FX offers transparent benchmark execution offering a flexible framework for centralised global execution and transparency (audited to SAS70 TYPE II).

Our credentials

As part of the wider Royal Bank of Scotland Group, we are one of the world's leading banks for foreign exchange. Our global foreign exchange service offers solutions in over 60 currencies, through traditional and electronic delivery channels.


Key benefits

  • Extensive solutions - spanning trading, hedging, investment and structuring.
  • Tailored approach - innovative, bespoke structures and deals.
  • Electronic solutions - a broad range of e-trading facilities for trading and deal management.
  • Analysis and comment - our analysis will support your planning, and our economists and analysts are available for individual briefing sessions.
  • Options leader - we are a market leader in the pricing and structuring of FX options, committed to delivering first-class execution and settlement.
  • Emerging Markets – we have a strong presence in emerging market currencies.


Team credentials

  • Experienced team of FX specialists with in depth of knowledge across the FX markets.
  • Strategically positioned banking relationship teams in key locations across the UK and offshore.
  • Strong trading capabilities & execution capability for clients.
  • Market leading dealing applications across a wide range of FX markets.

How our FX solutions could help you

Our FX risk management service responds to your business's individual needs. Below is an example of how we could assist you as your foreign exchange needs evolve.

  Situation Customer requirement Solution

Simple FX transactions

A supplier to major UK retailers needs to send US$1M to Hong Kong that day.

They want to know the cost in GBP before sending the payment.

An FX specialist from the UK Corporate FX Sales team works with the customer to build a long term portfolio of hedges.

FX risk management

The same supplier moves their production from the UK to Asia.

As they pay for their products in USD but sell them in GBP, FX will affect the selling price. 

They use Agile Markets to fix the GBP/USD exchange rate and therefore the GBP cost of known future USD expenses.

Flexible FX solutions

The FX rate moves against the customer. As a result, their retailers want price reductions.

They need access to an FX specialist who can help provide a risk management solution.

One of our FX specialists works with the customer to limit their USD costs and allow favourable FX moves to be passed on to the high street.

Get in touch

New customers

To discuss your unique banking needs, please call SolutionsLine on:

0345 900 0652 
Text Relay 18001 0800 210 0235
Mon to Fri 9am-5.30pm (excl. public holidays)
Calls may be recorded.

Existing customers

Please contact your relationship manager.

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