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NatWest needs radical change after the Farage scandal

26 July 2023

7:32 PM

26 July 2023

7:32 PM

There are probably worse things a senior banker could do. Taking all the money and running off to the Bahamas, or rescuing Credit Suisse, for example. But leaking confidential information about a client to the BBC is right up there with the worst sins imaginable.

After it became clear that the NatWest boss Alison Rose was the source of the BBC’s report that Nigel Farage’s account with Coutts had been closed for financial reasons, and had nothing to do with his politics, the pressure on her to quit became unstoppable.

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