The Ulster question

Being a subsidiary of RBS, Ulster Bank may have escaped the ire of Irish taxpayers, but serious errors have put a question mark over its future, write Ian Kehoe and Jon Ihle.

25th November, 2012
The Ulster question
Ulster Bank has become a matter of concern for its British owner RBS. Photo: Photocall



Philip Hampton, a blue-blood of British blue-chips, is not known for hyperbole or overstatement. So when the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) decides to fire off a stark warning, it is worth taking cover.

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