How Fred the Shred broke Britain

Cover of Shredded: Inside RBS bookShredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain
By Ian Fraser
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Financial crises are almost always the result of many different factors. However, there’s a natural desire to find someone to blame – and in the UK, Fred Goodwin, the former CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has probably attracted more blame than anyone else. Much of that opprobrium is deserved, given that he left us with a £45bn bill for bailing out RBS. Shredded: Inside [...]

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