The fall of the house of Fingleton
Top Irish bankers once admired his style, but the truth behind Michael Fingleton’s disastrous stewardship of Irish Nationwide is almost beyond belief
‘Irish Nationwide has been very successful in the commercial space. One has to admire what Michael Fingleton has achieved both here, in terms of his commercial banking interests, and in Britain.”
That was the praise heaped on the former Irish Nationwide Building Society chief executive by Brian Goggin, then chief executive of Bank of Ireland, in an interview with The Sunday Business Post in 2006.
Fingleton and Goggin have departed the scene, but the...
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