Chief executive of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Andrew Bailey, has said it is "more than odd" that the top bosses in control of failed banks have avoided formal charges.
The Telegraph reports Bailey told a conference it was a "source of some surprise" to him that junior bankers had been investigated and taken to court but senior directors had not.
Speaking at the Future of Financial Services summit yesterday Bailey said it was "not the job of the regulator" to say if individuals should go to prison.
However, he added: “It is to my mind a very striking observation and difficulty with the crisis that no formal action has been taken against any chief executive or any chairmen of a failed institution.
"Not because I have a personal vendetta against them but it is more than odd that action has been taken against people lower down institutions but not at the top.”
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