26 Jul 2023

NatWest chief exec resigns for breaching customer confidentiality over Nigel Farage’s account

Senior Political Correspondent

The boss of NatWest, Dame Alison Rose, has resigned after admitting she gave information to the BBC about Nigel Farage’s relationship with the bank, and had made a “serious error of judgement”.

The former Ukip leader called her departure a “start” but said the bank’s entire board should go too. While the government said financial institutions were there to serve customers fairly, not to tell them how or what to think.