Alistair Darling

UK government moves to resolve supervisory turf war

In his long-awaited banking white paper published today, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has attempted to draw a distinction between the tripartite authorities, creating a Council for Financial Stability to promote better co-ordination of…

RBS signs up to UK's asset-protection scheme

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), which today announced 2008 losses of £24.1 billion, has become the first bank to sign up to the UK government's asset-protection scheme, which will offer insurance against future losses in return for a promise to increase…