27 Nov '11, 4am

Britain steps up plans in case of eurozone breakup

LONDON: Britain is stepping up its contingency plans in case the eurozone breaks up, even though analysts believe that only Greece is currently at risk of departing the 17-nation bloc over the debt crisis. A senior official at Britain's financial watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, said Thursday that Britain's banks were drawing up plans for the possible dismantling of the eurozone, but did not elaborate. Andrew Bailey, deputy head of the FSA's prudential business unit and an executive director of the Bank of England, said banks such as HSBC and Barclays could not afford to ignore the possibility of a breakup. "We are talking to them about it and they are doing (something about) it," Bailey told reporters following a speech in London. "We have talked to them already and will be talking to them again." Bailey had earlier told a retail banking conference: "Good risk ...

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