Britain's biggest banks to be forced to separate retail banks from investment arms

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By Tim Wallace
The Telegraph, London
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Britain's biggest banks will have to run their retail banking operations as independent banks, almost entirely separate from their investment banking and overseas operations, as the Bank of England made it clear that there will be no relaxation of the incoming ring-fencing rules.

As a result, regulators hope the high street lenders will be able to continue running the retail arms with no difficulties even if their investment banking arms get into trouble.

Basic services such as payments and bank account access should be able to continue even if the parent group collapses. ...

... For the remainder of the report:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11932810...



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