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Our faith in banks is at an all-time low. If we don’t trust in the City, what do we think of the bankers in our high street? The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt I, BBC 2015
3,500,000 20-34-year-olds still living at home with their parents in Britain. The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt II
‘Well it's obviously good for the bank if we're in debt because we’re paying the bank interest ... That’s good debt.’ The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt III: Lending, bank geezer
Why aren’t crooked bankers in prison? As our banks are fined £2bn for fixing currency rates, clamour grows for dozens of traders to face prosecution:
RBS, HSBC, J P Morgan Chase, UBS and Citibank fined in UK and US.
Barclays bank will also be fined but it is still negotiating its punishment.
Bankers were rigging the £3.5trillion-a-day foreign exchange markets.
Anyone found guilty of manipulating the Forex market could face jail.
30 traders have been sacked or suspended but none have been arrested.
Bankers colluded on forums to share information on clients to make cash.
Traders called themselves the A-Team, Three Musketeers and The Players.
Messages on forums bragged about making ‘free money’ and bonuses. Mail online article James Salmon 12&13 November 2014
For several years they simply deposited the cash in the bank ... HSBC. This World: Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War, BBC 2015
Open your eyes, Jimmy, it’s the banks who are robbing you. Heist 2014 starring Hayden Christensen & Adrien Brody & Jordana Brewster & Tory Kittles & Akon et al, director Sarik Andreasyan
In Miami Beach Florida on the afternoon of the 28th November 1974 John Stonehouse, a former member of the British government, walked down to the water’s edge ... Days later he was reported missing, presumed drowned. Vanishings: The Disappearance of John Stonehouse
Stonehouse concentrated on overseas sales, and quickly took the lead in securing a lucrative Air Defence Contract from Saudi Arabia. ibid.
When he arrived at 10 Downing Street he was shocked to hear he was suspected of being a spy. ibid.
The English Bangladesh Trust Ltd: he [John Stonehouse] also invested heavily himself and spent the next nine months cajoling businesses to provide further backing. But then just as the Bank was about to offer its shares to the general public the Sunday Times published a highly critical article about the way the bank was being established. So he pledged even more money himself. ibid.
The Bangladeshi community in Britain pledged no more than fifteen thousand pounds. ibid.
He decided there was no choice but to disappear. ibid.
John Stonehouse headed to Melbourne in Australia. ibid.
Five questions on the British Bangladesh Trust. Sunday Times article Richard Milner & Anthony Mascarenhas
Pryor: Tell me about the job opportunity.
Robber: It’s in banking [dancing outside branch in birdie uniform] Stir Crazy 1980 starring Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor & Georg Stanford Brown & JoBeth Williams & Miguel Angel Suarez & Craig T Nelson & Barry Corbin & Nicolas Coster & Joel Brooks & Jonathan Banks & Jonathan Banks & Erland van Lidth et al, director Sidney Potier
The move into banking brought Solntsevo and the top criminal syndicates still closer to the oligarchs. Misha Glenny, McMafia
Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein fought tooth and nail to retain their banking secrecy code as it encouraged huge inflows of capital into their countries. ibid.
Jaime Queiroz had reached the end of his tether. For several days, Nelson Sakaguchi, a fellow director at the Banco Noroeste, a leading Brazilian private bank, had been stalling on an urgent request. The board had ordered Sakaguchi to hand over to Lopez all the documents relating to the previous three years’ business of its overseas operation in the Cayman Islands ... In the fax, Mr Williams explained that a Nigerian customer of Banco Noroeste had suggested the bank might be interested in an investment opportunity with the Ministry of Aviation ... The Nigerians were seeking about $50 million for the airport and Banco Noroeste’s capital only totalled $500. Before long, he had authorised the first transfer of $4 million and there was more to come ... The biggest single Advance Fee Fraud (or 419 scam, as it is also known) in history. ibid.
Everybody agrees that Sakaguchi was the victim of the most monumental fraud, but nobody understands why such an experienced banker would fall for the scam. ibid.
But despite the huge sums and their unusual passage around the world, nobody thought fit to raise the much-hailed red flags of the Western banking system. ibid.
The third-biggest bank theft in history. (Nick Leeson’s destruction of Barings Bank and the looting of the Iraqi National Bank after the US invasion of March 2003 take the top two places.) ibid.
Every year countless Europeans and Americans are fleeced of thousands, tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars each. They all believe that they are going to make millions of dollars by hiding and transiting money ... Once hooked, the mugu is asked for ever greater sums. ibid.