Getting ready for Brexit

Our business in Europe

Following the June 2016 UK referendum on leaving the European Union (EU), the UK Government started the exit process by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union in March 2017.

At the moment, we use EU passporting rights* to carry out business in countries that are part of the European Single Market.

Although the UK has now left the EU, we’re now in a transition period until 31 December 2020 when the passporting rights are scheduled to come to an end (although some local permissions may be available via National Competent Authorities).


Our business in Europe

NatWest Markets N.V. based in Amsterdam is a fully licensed credit institution and has branches in Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.

On 25 March 2019, we began serving some of our EEA customers from NatWest Markets N.V.. Depending on the outcome of the ongoing political negotiations, we may transfer further EEA customers to NatWest Markets N.V. in the future.


More information about our plan

You can find more information about our Brexit plan and what it means for you in our customer guide, Getting Ready for Brexit. We will also update this page regularly.

Talk to us

In the meantime, if you need more information from us or you’d like to set up NatWest Markets N.V. as a new counterparty, please get in touch.

You can email us at or speak to your usual contact at NatWest Markets.


*Current EU passporting is provided from NatWest Markets Plc in the UK. The EU passporting regulations apply to countries across the EEA – which includes not just the EU, but also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.