RBS has appointed Neal Livingston as head of Emea global transaction services (GTS) in a move to expand the bank’s cash and trade finance businesses.

Meanwhile, Steve Everett, who previously led the Emea business at RBS, will now move into a new role as global head of international liquidity & investment FX for GTS.

In this position he will oversee the team responsible for the development and deployment of solutions and propositions to help the bank’s clients unlock and leverage trapped cash.

With 25 years of banking experience, Livingston joins from Standard Chartered where he was most recently global head of client access in Singapore.

There, he was responsible for aligning e-commerce, client integration and network and service management to the bank’s wholesale strategy.

Before that, he was head of Standard Chartered’s channel strategy and chief operating officer for transaction banking.

Livingston will report to Scott Barton, the bank’s chief executive for GTS.

“Livingston’s extensive experience in transaction banking and in-depth understanding of our client’s needs makes him an invaluable addition to the team. Emea is a key market for GTS and one where we see significant opportunities,” Barton says.