Foreign exchange

Foreign exchange is part of our heritage and one of the principal foundations of our markets business. By combining our strength in risk management with our intellectual capital, we are able to provide clients with an extensive range of products and services to meet their individual needs.

Serving clients around the world

We serve a diverse range of clients, from corporate to institutional clients. Our foreign exchange expertise spans G11 and emerging markets, spot, forward and currency options. Furthermore, our ability to deliver this expertise via an e-commerce platform is first rate.

We offer solutions to help clients manage strategies and exposures. From research & trading strategy to execution, from straightforward hedging requirements to more complex demands, we can deliver specific solutions to exacting client needs.


RBS Pricing is available on a range of third party platforms including Bloomberg, FXAll, 360T, Currenex and Reuters. We have the ability to price less liquid currency pairs, option products and larger size deals. Consistently ranked as top 5 on Bloomberg, Currenex, FXAll and Integral, this is acknowledged by the awards we have received from third parties.

Prime Brokerage

As one of the first banks to offer FX Prime Brokerage we now host one of the largest electronic platforms in the industry. We connect clients to all the major trading platforms (ECNs) in addition to our proprietary trading system. We provide the right level of connectivity for our diverse client base, offering a fully automated service for some clients and a bespoke service for others. 

RBS Agile™

As a leading foreign exchange market innovator, we were the first to enable our clients to hedge gamma risk in real time. Clients simply need to specify their risk profile and RBS Agile™ delivers a strategy for managing it.

Electronic trading

We provide around-the-clock services to clients through our electronic trading suite RBSMarketplace and offer support through our experienced teams in London, Stamford and Hong Kong.

RBSMarketplace (RBSM), offers access to a variety of tailored services, including:

  • FX Stream - Fast and reliable electronic request for quote (RFQ) and streamed prices
  • FX Options - Fast access to the best prices through our streamed pricing module
  • RBS Agile™ - FX derivatives trading system that understands volatility
  • FX Electronic Orderbook - Submit orders for automatic or manual execution quickly and easily. Save time keeping watch on your orders.
  • FXmicropay - For multi-currency automated pricing of high volume transactions

Additionally, our research & trading strategy team produces timely and original commentary on the issues that are most important to our clients. Through RBSM, clients can subscribe to reports, commentaries, trade ideas and strategies, forecasts and analytic tools. To access our research & trading strategy through Bloomberg RBSR<GO> or any of the major third-party channels, contact your RBS relationship manager for further information.

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