GLF appoints Victor Blank as Vice Chairman

Global Leadership Foundation board members at the 16th October board meeting in London, appointed Sir Victor Blank, Chairman of the Strategy and Development Committee, as the second GLF Vice Chairman, alongside Chester Crocker. Sir Victor was Chairman of the Lloyds Banking Group amongst other companies in media, retailing and business services. About the Global Leadership …

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Lloyds shareholders lose legal fight over HBOS

A group of Lloyds shareholders have lost a multi-million-pound action against the bank over its purchase of rival HBOS in 2009. The 5,803 former Lloyds TSB shareholders claim they were “mugged” when the bank took over HBOS, which was laden with bad mortgages. Lloyds was forced to accept a £20bn state bailout and the government …

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Sir Victor Blank appointed to Numbrs advisory board

Numbrs, one of the world’s leading Fin Tech companies has appointed Sir Victor Blank to its advisory board. The Swiss based company is building a global leading technology platform for the financial services industry. At the centre of Numbrs is the development of the Numbrs banking app, becoming the market leader amongst independent banking apps. …

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Victor Blank: Good Innings

Sir Victor Blank has reached 30 not out: the old Lloyds Bank chairman has hosted the 30th annual charity cricket match in the grounds of his Oxfordshire manor house, featuring cricketing veterans and City big wigs. There was one notable no-show: Sir Martin Sorrell usually puts his pads on and flashes his off-drive at the …

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My Life, Our Times – Gordon Brown

In his autobiography My Life, Our Times, Gordon Brown dedicates chapter 15 to the “banking collapse that shook the world”. The former Prime Minister provides a comprehensive running commentary of what happened and when, his global leadership role and provides an insightful political and economic assessment of the situation.

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Cricket legends return to the crease to pay sporting tribute to Frost

Banker and philanthropist Sir Victor Blank’s team scored 253 for 5, but the David Frost XI made 256 for 9 to win by one wicket. Organised by Wellbeing of Women, a charity supported by Sir David, the annual event was held at Chippinghurst Manor, Oxon. It will endow the Sir David Frost Research Fund to improve women and babies’ health.

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