A decade on from the start of the financial crash, bad loans still clog the system. Pressure from the regulators for banks to get rid of them at speed is increasing - but is this not just outsourcing the problem?
Ian Guider, Business /
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Not a bad outcome for the banks after a week in which they seem, once again, to have got one over on the government and their customers