Bankers least trusted in UK

BANKERS are the least trusted professionals in Britain, according to a new poll that highlights the damage to the industry’s reputation in the wake of the Libor scandal and RBS’s disastrous computer glitch.

In a list of jobs ranging from doctors to politicians, bankers were seen as the least likely to tell the truth, said the ITV/ComRes poll, conducted from 29 June to 1 July.

Just 10 per cent of respondents trust bankers to tell the truth, while 78 per cent do not. Only 10 per cent said they trust politicians, while 77 per cent do not.