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Bank inquiry to look at break-ups

The issue of whether banks' retail and investment operations should be split is to be looked at by a government inquiry into the banking sector.

The reform is one of a number of options being considered by the Independent Commission on Banking.

Critics have said that such a split could damage the UK's competitive edge and make banks leave the UK.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 24 Sep 2010