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Hubris: How HBOS Wrecked the Best Bank in Britain Hardcover – 6 Sep 2012

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780270518
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780270517
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 697,106 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'We are indebted to Ray Perman for giving us a powerful lesson on what happens when you usurp the wisdom of a banking culture acquired over centuries for the pursuit of market share and profit at all and any cost' --The Scotsman

'...as a document of the long and short-term causes of one of British banking's lowest moments, Perman's book more than delivers. Its balanced treatment of the major players involved should be required reading for anyone wondering where to position the likes of Hornby in the credit crunch Hall of Shame'

'an engaging account of HBOS's downfall' --Jonathan Guthrie, Financial Times --Breaking Views

'...as a document of the long and short-term causes of one of British banking's lowest moments, Perman's book more than delivers. Its balanced treatment of the major players involved should be required reading for anyone wondering where to position the likes of Hornby in the credit crunch Hall of Shame' --Breaking Views

'[An] admirably lucid account' --Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Ray Perman was a journalist in London and Edinburgh for thirty years. He was a co-founder of the business magazine Insider Publications and was Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise from 1999 to 2003. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of The James Hutton Institute, the first institute of its type in Europe dedicated to making new contributions to the understanding of key global issues such as food, energy and environmental security.



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