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Hogg Tied

  The deputy boss of The Bank/ Was less than entirely frank/ In fact she was stinting/ With info on Quintin/ So Charlotte must now walk the plank./// https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/mar/14/mps-question-charlotte-hoggs-suitability-for-bank-of-england-role The deputy boss of The BankWas less than entirely frankIn fact she … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travails

The #HSBC CEO/ Saw dividends getting too low/ So Gulliver shrank/ The world’s local bank/ And let 50,000 staff go./// http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/06/09/hsbc-strategy-idINKBN0OP0A320150609 The #HSBC CEO Saw dividends getting too low So Gulliver shrank The world's local bank And let 50,000 staff go. — Mick Twister … Continue reading

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OMG HSBC!

The chairman of HSBC/ Which, unchecked by HMRC/ Used every occasion/ To push tax evasion,/ Then joined HMG. OMG!/// http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/10/hsbc-files-hmrc-cleared-stephen-green-for-peerage-misconduct-data The chairman of #HSBC Which, unchecked by #HMRC Used every occasion To push tax evasion, Then joined HMG. OMG! — Mick Twister (@twitmericks) … Continue reading

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Bank Error

A giant among UK banks/ Is sharply reducing its ranks/ Employees of Barclay/ Will now be told starkly/ To leave risky trades to the Yanks. ///http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/08/barclays-restructuring-idUSL6N0NU1LJ20140508 A giant among UK banksIs sharply reducing its ranksEmployees of BarclayWill now be told … Continue reading

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Banker’s Rancour

A bank chief exec known as Hester Is going to leave RBS to Explore pastures new It smells like a coup Which hasn’t impressed the investor.  ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22883800 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/345187645657346048

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Whingeing Bankers Again

There once were 3 senior bosses Who made us all pay for their losses MPs say the men Should not bank again Because of the mess that HBOS is. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/04/bankers-brought-down-hbos https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/320087947477131264

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Whingeing Bankers Again

Oh pity the downtrodden banker/ The target of such public rancour/ If only he’d loan us/ Some part of his bonus/ We might just forgive the old w(Twitter 140-character limit reached). ///http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c6a5a6aa-8173-11e2-904c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2MDlep0ai Oh pity the downtrodden banker/The target of such … Continue reading

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Rigging Bankers Revisited

There was a Swiss bank, UBS/ That got itself into a mess/ For fiddling the figures/ The lending rate riggers/ Paid 1.5 billion, no less. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/19/uk-ubs-libor-idUKBRE8BI00L20121219 There was a Swiss bank, #UBS/That got itself into a mess/For fiddling the figures/The … Continue reading

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Shitty Institution

There is a big bank in the City/ With 10 billion less in the kitty/ Standard Chartered’s accused/ Of having abused/ Anti-laundering rules. What a pity. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19159286

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RBS in a Mess

There is an old bank, RBS/ That’s got in a bit of a mess/ It’s lost 1.5 billion/ With one hundred million/ Required to give savers redress. /// http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19107537

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