Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) deletes in the Netherlands less than 600 of about 650 jobs. The Dutch branch top executive Jan de Ruiter confirmed this Tuesday.
There are currently about 650 people at the Dutch branch of the British bank. A spokesman for RBS was not immediately available for a comment.
According to CNV RBS activities in the Netherlands will be placed on a minimum level. Thereby in 2018 only ten to fifteen jobs at the Dutch branch would remain.
RBS was one of the dividers of ABN Amro, together with the then Belgian-Dutch bank Fortis and Spain’s Banco Santander.
The British bank got the international affairs activities of ABN Amro and settled a large office at the Zuidas. A lot of Dutch people reported themselves as banking customer.
Apart from Fortis, RBS also choked heavily in this acquisition that took place just in front of the erupt of the credit crisis. The British Government then had to prevent the bank to collapse. Since then, the bank is owned by the British State.