Batting for British banks

Angela Knight, chairperson of the British Bankers' Association, talks to Nick Kochan about her hard-earned reputation as the scourge of the international regulatory community

The banking industry could not have bought itself a more high profile, combative or powerful advocate. Angela Knight, the new chairperson of the British Bankers' Association (BBA), is a politician to her fingertips.

She does not welcome the comparison with Margaret Thatcher, but it is unmistakeable. Like Baroness Thatcher, she has a chemistry degree, she sat in parliament for the Conservatives and held political office. But most importantly, she lays into her adversaries with ferocity.


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