Fund warns of a a 'vicious cycle' of slow growth and increasing debt.
RBS sold the securities to two credit unions, which failed after the US housing bubble burst in 2008.
The bank is talking tough, but it will ultimately settle. The individual bankers responsible for the alleged misdeeds? They’re gone. Here’s why that’s a problem
Deutsche Bank said it had no intentions of paying the £10.6bn fine sought by the US Department of Justice
If cash had been retained by banks their capital buffers would have been boosted, say researchers
Brexit blamed for fund exodus that eclipses 2008 – but many investors will already regret their decision
The Big Questions: How does it affect me in another financial crisis? What does the Bank of England say?
Asked whether bankers’ conduct had changed since his 2012 conviction for fraud, Kweku Adoboli replied: 'No, certainly not'
Goldman Sachs has nothing to fear from Google
Excessive borrowing via credit cards, loans and overdrafts could make the last recession look like a walk in the park
Denied the option of devaluation, both countries have relied on debt-funded public spending to maintain economic activity and living standards. The people and their representatives refuse to face reality
People with the highest income bailed from stocks disproportionately on the worst days of the financial crisis
'Obviously the money matters but this was about challenge about getting more fun in my life and this is fun,' says Peston
We, as individuals ended up in financial trouble because we had no idea that the financial system could break. Next time it has to be different.
With incomes falling and debts rising, writes Neasa MacErlean, more people have stopped saving – leaving them vulnerable to further economic shocks
In both instances, housing and oil prices were fueled by periods of massive credit expansion,