Come and get our money, RBS tells 100,000 firms Royal Bank of Scotland is attempting to convince small companies it is eager to lend to them by encouraging 100,000 to apply for £20bn of credit.The bank said the scheme is an “on-going programme” that will eventually grow beyond 100,000 customers. A trial run, which saw the lender write to 20,000 small businesses in the Midlands, resulted in an additional £1.7bn of lending.for more information click here.