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Westminster Hall Debate: Banking in Scotland

A summary briefing and evidence based memorandum prepared for the debate on Banking in Scotland in Westminster Hall at the UK Parliament.

Citizens Advice Bureaux in Scotland report that the banking crisis and the recession have had a significant effect on the financial well being of bureaux clients. Poor banking policies and practices which have existed since before the recession have negatively impacted clients who have lost their jobs, those who have seen their income considerably reduced, people with debt and those who have become bankrupt. Citizens Advice Scotland's research shows that in the recession banks became aggressive and unsympathetic creditors – worryingly nine out of ten CAB debt clients in 2008 had debt with a bank.

Alizeh Hussain
Publication date
October 2010
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