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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Peter Cummings Fined £500K

The FSA has fined former HBOS director Peter Cummings £500K, and banned him for life from working in the City.

Tracey McDermott, director of enforcement and financial crime at the FSA is quoted in the Telegraph:
Despite being aware of the weaknesses in his division and growing problems in the economy, Cummings presided over a culture of aggressive growth without the controls in place to manage the risks associated with that strategy.

Instead of reacting to the worsening environment, he raised his targets as other banks pulled out of the same markets
However, do not shed too many tears for Cummings, Cummings left HBOS in 2009 with a payout of £600K; so he's still £100K up on the deal!

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