It seems that everyone is having a go at bankers, for reckless gambling, for misleading customers into buying unsuitable products, for their dishonesty in manipulating Libor rates, and of course their excessive, unjustifiable bonuses.
One of the effects of bad banking practices is the worry and stress suffered by those affected and the devastating impact that it can have on family relationships.
When I was a youngster the bank manager was one of the stalwarts of the local community, a man who commanded considerable respect, and welcomed to family occasions like christenings or weddings. How the mighty have fallen.
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