BoE warns of further contagion

The credit crisis has highlighted serious shortfalls in transparency and risk management among UK banks, and could still spread to affect the equity and commercial property markets, the Bank of England warned last month.

In its latest Financial Stability Review, released on October 25, the bank said: "Market contacts had also suggested that risk premiums were too low, but were afraid to stand against the tide for fear of losing market share. Sustained benign economic conditions and previously

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