Category: Serious Fraud Office


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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Libor Rigging Further Unmasked PAG V’s RBS

Via Berg Author Ian Mendelsohn Wednesday, 25th November 2015 Property Alliance Group Limited (“PAG”) –v- The Royal Bank of Scotland plc (“RBS”) In a game changing decision of the High Court delivered on 13 November 2015 PAG has been given permission to…

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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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HBOS collapse: KPMG may face inquiry over its role in the lender’s collapse

Independent Ben Chu Deputy Business Editor Friday 20 November 2015 Report details how accountancy giant failed to raise alarm over quality of failed bank’s loan book The “big four” auditing firm KPMG has found itself under renewed pressure over its role in signing…

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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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Ex-Anglo boss David Drumm told to accept extradition or be jailed

Irish Mirror 17:56, 24 NOV 2015 By Pat Flanagan Drumm has also been saddled with debts of over €10million after his appeal against a decision denying him bankruptcy in the US was kicked out of court David Drumm Runaway banker David…

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RBS Receives Sell Rating from Berenberg Bank

Ticker Report Posted by Stephan Byrd on Nov 25th, 2015   RBS (LON:RBS)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Berenberg Bank in a research note issued on Wednesday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. They presently have a GBX 250…

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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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