RBS fails Bank of England stress test:

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“I think we should all pool our savings and help these poor people.”

RBS fails Bank of England stress test:

Standard Chartered and Barclays would also need more capital if the economy deteriorated

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has failed key hurdles in a Bank of England stress test, forcing the lender to draw up new plans in case of a financial crisis.

The toughest stress test yet assessed how the UK’s seven biggest lenders would cope with hypothetical scenarios including a recession, a housing crash and a halving of the oil price.

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