Commentaries

You are not a loan, RBS ads remind customers

August 4, 2009

RBS/REPOSSESSIONIs the Royal Bank of Scotland softening up the public and politicians ahead of its results on Aug 7th with a series of newspaper advertisements telling us how many loans it is dishing out?

Managing incentives, UK banks edition

July 13, 2009

Confused about the British government’s approach to its bank investments? You’re in good company. Consider the following statements from Royal Bank of Scotland and its main shareholder(emphasis is ours):

Will Murray success at Wimbledon be RBS’s best return?

July 1, 2009

Royal Bank of Scotland is not best known for backing winners.

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So the Scottish bank must be savouring Andy Murray’s run at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

from Neil Collins:

Executive rewards: give the shareholders a veto

June 23, 2009

Do we really want to do something about executive pay? Here's a simple, elegant and transparent way to stop the gravy train: insist that no contract with any director can be binding on a company until it has been approved by its shareholders in general meeting.