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Merrill: £430m IF ‘should be shut’

By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: September 14th, 2003 Edinburgh-based Intelligent Finance is a “luxury” that HBOS can ill-afford, according to one of the UK’s leading banking analysts. John-Paul Crutchley, analyst at Merrill Lynch, argues the offset bank should be shut down and integrated with the bank’s mainstream Halifax and Bank of Scotland operations.He […]

September 14th, 2003 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

THE GIANT KILLER

By Financial Editor Ian Fraser and Business Editor Kenny Kemp Published: Sunday Herald Date: February 13th, 2000 It was the ultimate battle. Two Scottish banks fighting head-to-head to take over NatWest. Financial Editor Ian Fraser and Business Editor Kenny Kemp examine the fortunes of a war which ultimately led to the Royal Bank of Scotland […]

February 13th, 2000 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Royal Bank set to renew efforts in battle for NatWest

By Ian Fraser Published: Sunday Herald Date: December 5th, 1999 THE Royal Bank of Scotland will this week seek to get its bid for National Westminster Bank, currently valued at £24.6 billion, back on track. The start was faltering, even embarrassing, as the value of its semi-hostile offer for NatWest sank below that of rival […]

December 5th, 1999 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »

Banking on a future

By Ian Fraser Sunday Herald October 3rd, 1999   This week the Bank of Scotland will let investors know the details of its NatWest bid. Ian Fraser examines the fine print A DIRTY war has broken out for the heart and soul of British banking following the Bank of Scotland’s £21 billion dawn raid on […]

October 3rd, 1999 | Posted in Article Library | Read More »