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''Show me the money'' says Simon Deane Johns

Written by Simon Deane Johns Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:27
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Simon Deane Johns is a lawyer and entrepreneur and the author of Lipstick on a Pig.
 
This week's 'technical issues' experienced by RBS/NatWest have been quite revealing.
 
While the financial crisis has shown people how banks can suddenly fail to have enough money to pay depositors, this week has demonstrated how a bank could fail even when it's solvent. 
 
Solvency concerns are what led the UK government to own 85% of RBS in the first place.
 
But systems failures add a more insidious dimension, especially in relation to high volumes of transactions. 
 
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