RBS had claimed that less than 10 per cent of businesses that went into its Global Restructuring Group ended up in insolvency, but an investigation revealed that the true picture was closer to one in three Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg /Getty ImagesPoliticians and investigators were given a “misleading” impression about Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring division, with companies in the unit three times more likely to end up going bust than the lender suggested.
Lawrence Tomlinson, a Leeds-based entrepreneur, raised allegations about GRG in 2013 and now wants a judge-led inquiryAs Royal Bank of Scotland has been buffeted by outrage from politicians and victims of its scandal-hit restructuring unit in recent weeks, it has at least seen a thin silver lining. A summary of a regulatory report into the Global Restructuring Group published last month revealed the “intentional” mistreatment of thousands of small and medium-sized companies.
Workers in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Global Restructuring Group on secondment from advisory firms passed confidential information back to their parent companies DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/GettyProfessionals provided for free by City firms to Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring unit abused their position by passing confidential information back to their parent companies, The Times can disclose.
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Selecting a term
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