Wednesday January 29, 2020

Bankers’ arrogance is an insult to all the real-life ‘Orlas’

Banks have some cheek marketing themselves as friendly brokers to cash-strapped young people trying to buy a house, writes Pat Rabbitte

27th August, 2017

Whatever our delusions, it is seldom that we can claim to be world-beaters. However, our banking crash is a contender for the worst banking disaster anywhere at any time. The crash did awful damage. The lost decade has now been declared over. For some people, it’s not quite as simple as that.

Meanwhile, the bankers whose greed, hubris, miscalculations and negligence made the crash so much worse than it might otherwise have been...

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