Category: Ian Fraser


Labour & Lib Dem Peers Voice Fury

Mirror 13:43, 14 Dec 2015 Updated 16:43, 14 Dec 2015 BY Dan Bloom The Tories have quietly scrapped a crackdown on fatcat bank bosses Going easy on the bankers: George Osborne The Tories have quietly dropped a crackdown on fatcat bosses who preside over reckless…

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Lords could derail Osborne’s plans to soften rules on banker accountability

The Guardian By Simon Bowers and Jill Treanor Sunday 13 December 2015 16.27 GMT Opposition peers proposing to amend Bank of England bill, which would unwind tougher regulation set up by the coalition in 2013 The Conservative party does not have…

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Kenneth Clarke: Put rogue bankers on trial

The Telegraph By Julie Henry 10:40AM BST 30 Jun 2012 Kenneth Clarke has said that it is easier to “get away with” financial crime than practically any other kind. The justice secretary said that the UK’s track record on prosecuting financial…

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Why Bank Bosses Partying at Gleneagles Is a Crisis Warning Indicator

Huffington Post By Ian Fraser 1-12-2015 Award winning journalist and commentator What is it about the Gleneagles Hotel and the Scottish banks? Is there something in the water at the opulent 1920s Perthshire spa and golfing resort – or perhaps…

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Swaps and the FCA Review process: is the Review working?

By Cat Maclean Partner and Solicitor Advocate, Head of Dispute Resolution at MBM Commercial LLP Some 3 and a half years have now passed since the FCA announced a Review into the missale of interest rate hedging products, or swaps. Although…

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RBS and Standard Chartered weakest in Bank stress test

BBC News By Howard Mustoe Business reporter Image copyright AFP Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test. For the second year, the central bank has subjected…

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RBS: STRIPPING SMALL BUSINESSES, BOOSTING BIG BANKS AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT

Real Media By By Kam Sandhu 27-11-2015 ‘Taking on a bank, especially what was the largest bank in the world at one stage, I’m just a bricklayer, and it really is stressful as an SME to take on these people,’ Clive…

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It Never Rain’s Just Pours For RBS

New York Post By Kevin Dugan November 24, 2015 | 12:03pm RBS facing new charges over sale of loan securities Just when Wall Street thought it was out, the Justice Department pulls it back in. After the big banks paid billions…

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Coming soon: HBOS the sequel?

The Sunday Times  Aimee Donnellan Published: 22 November 2015 Light-touch regulation let the lender run amok. Will George Osborne’s sops to the City spell the start of a new era of lax controls? Former HBOS chief executives James Crosby, left,…

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Welcome to Austeria – a nation robbing its poor to pay for the next big crash

The Guardian Aditya Chakrabortty Monday 23 November 2015 20.38 GMT ‘This makes perfect political sense for Osborne: it’s the elderly and the wealthy who turn out to vote, after all.’ Illustration: Matt Kenyon A familiar dance begins on Wednesday, as soon as George…

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