Friday 24 November 2017

Charlie Weston: Year of the great smash and grab raid -- by the banks

Charlie Weston

Charlie Weston

IF THERE is one thing you can bank on, it is that 2010 will go down as the year of the great bank robbery.

Usually the raiders take money from the bank. But in the case of this bank job, the ones who have had their cash torn away from them in an audacious smash and grab raid are consumers.

Banking was once a byword for trust, but today's Irish bankers are a sorry lot. They now have their hands out, begging for a bail-out.

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