Ian Fraser, author of the bestselling book Shredded, stops by this week to discuss the events that led to the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Listen along as we dive deep into the scandal, from the changes instituted in the 80s by Matheson, to the ill-fated acquisition of ABN, the Government bailout and the aftermath… You’ll never look at banks the same way after this episode.

2 Bulls in a China Shop: Recorded on 02/22/22

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About Ian

Ian Fraser is an award-winning journalist, commentator and broadcaster who writes about business, finance, politics and economics. He has written for titles including The Economist, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Independent on Sunday, the Herald, Sunday Herald, BBC News, Thomson Reuters, Dow Jones, Accountancy, CA Magazine and Citywire.

His book, Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain, published in June 2014, explores how and why RBS, the world’s largest company by assets at the time of its collapse, became the world’s most expensive bank to bail out. The book — based on extensive interviews with more than 120 current and former RBS insiders, advisers, politicians, and others — was longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year and has received positive reviews including from FT chief economics correspondent Martin Wolf.

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