Saturday 24 February 2018

Top bank executive to reveal all in book

Laura Noonan

ANGLO Irish Bank's recently departed finance boss Maarten van Eden has penned a "warts and all book" about his time as the second-in-command at the embattled bank.

Financial sources have confirmed that Mr Van Eden has spoken with colleagues about plans to get the book published later this year when things have "died down".

Mr Van Eden finished at Anglo last Friday. His departure is widely known to have been triggered by frustration with the Government's banking strategy.

In a resignation address to staff in February, the Dutchman spoke frankly about those frustrations, singling the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency out for particular criticism.

Mr Van Eden is believed to have clashed with the Government on the way Anglo Irish Bank prepared its annual accounts, with him pushing for all losses to be recognised frankly and up front.

Irish Independent

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