RBS scandal report leaked online in defiance of City watchdog

The City regulator’s shambolic handling of its investigation into Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring unit took an anarchic twist last night as the confidential report was leaked online.

The highly sensitive 361-page document was sent initially to more than 500 members of a group who want to sue RBS over the activities of its Global Restructuring Group, which mistreated thousands of companies.

The document was soon available to download for anyone who had the link, which was being openly shared on social media.

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