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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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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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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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fraud and dishonesty “at the highest level of RBS”

Scottish Legal News LIBOR, Property Alliance Group PLC v RBS, RBS November 17, 2015 The latest on swap litigation: fraud and dishonesty “at the highest level of RBS” In a major development in swaps litigation, an explosive judgement issued on Friday 13th November…

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Bank of Scotland accused of fraud by Attorney General John Larkin QC

BBC News By John Campbell News NI Economics & Business Editor 8th December 2014 Image caption Attorney General John Larkin QC said there was evidence of “criminal fraud under the 2006 Act” and that the matter has now been drawn to…

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Banks’ crime fighters want to quit their jobs

The Telegraph By Tim Wallace 12:15AM GMT 17 Nov 2015 Banks are squealing at tough new red tape, but regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority say they will not back down Banks could face an exodus of crime-fighting staff,…

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