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The BoE is forced to take emergency action to help mortage lender.
Darling OKs emergency help to Northern Rock

Chancellor Alistair Darling today authorised help to the mortgage lender Northern Rock from the Bank of England. Northern Rock came forward for help as tightening of inter-bank lending meant it was short of funds. “The problem here is there is a lot of money in the system but they are reluctant to lend it to… Read more »

The chancellor speaks out on Britain's borrowing culture.
Darling calls for responsible lending

Alistair Darling has urged Britain’s banks to adopt a more prudent attitude to borrowing, signalling the government is cracking down on the culture of easy money. In one of his first interviews as chancellor, Mr Darling said it would be helpful if lenders returned to “good old fashioned banking”. Banks should ask themselves how they… Read more »