LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Bad Banks Greed, Incompetence and the Next Global Crisis

by Alex Brummer

The Real World

Bad Banks Greed, Incompetence and the Next Global Crisis Synopsis

Bad Banks is a gripping account of the problems and scandals that continue to bedevil the world's banking system some seven years after the credit crunch. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of individual banks, from RBS to Lloyds. It exposes instances of mis-selling, money laundering, interest rate fixing and incompetence. And it considers the bigger picture: how the failings of the world's banking system are threatening to undermine our future economic security. Alex Brummer, the City Editor of the Daily Mail, has had access to all the major players, from HBOS' Andy Hornby, to former Governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King, to the ex-Chief Executive of Barclays, Bob Diamond, to Lloyds' Antonio Horta-Osorio. His book is an insightful - and terrifying - account of institutions once renowned for their probity, but now all too often a byword for incompetence, and worse.

Win a Copy of Rough Guides: Travel the Liberation Route Europe Plus Rough Guides Goodies.

Win a Copy of Rough Guides: Travel the Liberation Route Europe Plus Rough Guides Goodies.

Closing date: 12/07/2019

Authoritative and inspirational, this new Rough Guide has been published in cooperation with the Liberation Route Europe Foundation to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2019-2020. It’s a uniquely informative, engaging tool that will enable travellers to discover enlightening sights and experiences along the path of the Liberation Route. Five lucky entrants will win a copy of Rough Guides: Travel the Liberation Route Europe, A Rough Guides Tote bag and a Rough Guides pen! Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 12th July 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

Bad Banks Greed, Incompetence and the Next Global Crisis Press Reviews

Grimly fascinating... This is a pacey accessible and astute summary of what has gone wrong with the banks, and what the banks have done wrong... It is a sobering narrative in which Brummer's judgements are nuanced and reliable. -- Oliver Kamm The Times Like a surgeon at his operating table, Brummer dissects each British, American and European scandal of the last 10 years. He spares nobody, but his demolition job is made all the more powerful by the sparing language he deploys towards his targets. This is controlled menace at its best. -- John Kampfner Observer [Brummer] is a doyen of British financial journalism and it shows in the maturity of his judgments and breadth of his knowledge... It is all skilfully woven together by a writer who knows when to fly high and when to swoop low. Financial Times Insightful...A solid overview of the credit crunch and the subsequent Great Recession, as well as valuable insights in the lead-up to the financial collapse. Management Today Riveting. British Airways Business Life


If you loved this, you might like these...

What It Takes
Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere
Fear: Trump in the White House
Letters from Alice

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781847941138
Publication date: 17/07/2014
Publisher: Random House Business Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847941138
Publication date: 17th July 2014
Author: Alex Brummer
Publisher: Random House Business Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Genres: The Real World,
Categories:

About Alex Brummer

Alex Brummer is one of the UK's leading financial journalists and commentators. After a long and successful stint at the Guardian he moved to be City Editor of the Daily Mail in 2000. He has won prizes as both a foreign correspondent and economics writer, awards received including Business Journalist of the Year 2006, Newspaper Journalist 2002 and Best City Journalist 2000.

More About Alex Brummer

Share this book