The City regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has shelved plans for an inquiry into the culture, pay and behaviour of staff in banking.
The FCA had planned to see whether pay, promotion and other incentives contributed to misconduct seen in previous years.
The review was meant to be a major piece of work by the watchdog.
BBC News Website, 31 December 2015 : Banking culture inquiry shelved by regulator FCA
Are we surprised? No not really, and that is what makes it so damned sad. When they need bailing out we bail them out, but when we want to look at why they – as a sector – failed, “we” (i.e. an anonymous “they”) do not have the stomach for the fight. Read more…