CITY VIEWS: SHOULD POLITICIANS BE ALLOWED TO RUN BANKS?*

CARLOS SANTOS | BREWIN DOLPHIN
“Personally I don’t think that the politicians have a right to run the banks. But they definitely have the right to express their opinions if they might be able to possibly help the banks.”

ANTHONY WHITTAKER | NATIXIS
“No, definitely not. Politicians aren’t qualified to make those sorts of decisions. They will always take into account the political considerations, which might not be best for long-term financial business.”

CRAIG MUNDLE | INITIAL FACILITIES
“I don’t think politicians should be able to run banks, because they already have so much on their plate! Banks need to sort out their problems but they can’t rely on politicians to help.”