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Scots Are Already Switching Their Bank Accounts From RBS

RBS warned that it will move its headquarters from Edinburgh to London in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum. Some customers aren't happy.

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Royal Bank of Scotland warned last night that the bank will move its headquarters to London if Scotland votes for independence in the referendum next week.

1. But a lot of Scots have a simple solution: They'll move their accounts if RBS moves its HQ.

RBS you tossers I'll be first to move my account if you move you're HQ to England. Remember you're the Royal Bank of SCOTLAND. PATHETIC

Stevie Russell@StevieRussell2

RBS you tossers I'll be first to move my account if you move you're HQ to England. Remember you're the Royal Bank of SCOTLAND. PATHETIC

10:19 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2.

Probably a pointless gesture but today I'll move my account from RBS. They won't give a frack of course but I'll feel better. Anyone else?

Pete McArthur@petemcarthur

Probably a pointless gesture but today I'll move my account from RBS. They won't give a frack of course but I'll feel better. Anyone else?

8:20 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3.

Everyone with an RBS account should immediately move elsewhere. @chunkymark @YesScotland @maxkeiser

Shane@Shanec3po

Everyone with an RBS account should immediately move elsewhere. @chunkymark @YesScotland @maxkeiser

8:57 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Some suggested the bank has already betrayed Scottish people.

Yes or No outcome first thing I do on 19th is move bank account from RBS and pension from Std Life. You are a disgrace We won't forget you..

Derek Cook@CookdDerek

Yes or No outcome first thing I do on 19th is move bank account from RBS and pension from Std Life. You are a disgrace We won't forget you..

10:21 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6.

Only takes 7 days to switch banks. #RBS you move we move! BBC News - Bank account switching up 19% in first year http://t.co/OkGhwMrX62

maryb@maryblyth1

Only takes 7 days to switch banks. #RBS you move we move! BBC News - Bank account switching up 19% in first year http://t.co/OkGhwMrX62

7:40 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7.

Looking forward to cancelling my RBS account if they move south #newsnight #indyref

Richard Wilkinson@dj_bollocks

Looking forward to cancelling my RBS account if they move south #newsnight #indyref

11:17 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8.

Time to close my account with @RBS_PressOffice @RBSGroup. If they want to move South that's there choice but not with my money

Worrall@Wozzy2909

Time to close my account with @RBS_PressOffice @RBSGroup. If they want to move South that's there choice but not with my money

7:36 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

@Martin1Williams @raiphsays I think every yes voter should close there rbs account then move their money into a Scottish based banks

Mike McDermott@banff1952

@Martin1Williams @raiphsays I think every yes voter should close there rbs account then move their money into a Scottish based banks

8:44 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. And others said the bank is attempting to blackmail Scots into voting No.

Do not be blackmailed by the RBS threats to move to england. How many times has this very bank been held to account for mismanagement

jenny mclelland@jennikins60

Do not be blackmailed by the RBS threats to move to england. How many times has this very bank been held to account for mismanagement

10:19 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11.

More scare stories.RBS say they'll move HQ to London if YES WIN. they're HQ is already in London. I'll close my account today with RBS. #YES

Jim Hume@JimhumeHume

More scare stories.RBS say they'll move HQ to London if YES WIN. they're HQ is already in London. I'll close my account today with RBS. #YES

7:36 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. And it's not just RBS. People also threatened to leave Lloyds, which said it could move its Bank of Scotland brand to London in the event of independence.

#Lloyds if the vote ends up #No then I will still close my account with you.#indyref your threat to move HQ south has cost you accounts #Yes

F0LL0W_MAD@MAD_F0LL0W

#Lloyds if the vote ends up #No then I will still close my account with you.#indyref your threat to move HQ south has cost you accounts #Yes

12:22 PM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As a result, some social media managers have had a lot of work to do today, helping their customers leave.

@RBS_Help please let me know how to close my account. In light of RBS posturing to move to England I no longer want to hold my account the.

timalloy@timalloy6711

@RBS_Help please let me know how to close my account. In light of RBS posturing to move to England I no longer want to hold my account the.

9:09 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@timalloy6711 Hi, sorry you feel this way. You can close your account by visiting or writing to your local branch with a signed request. AS

RBS Help@RBS_Help

@timalloy6711 Hi, sorry you feel this way. You can close your account by visiting or writing to your local branch with a signed request. AS

10:51 AM - 11 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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