The division is headed up by Alexandra Bartrope, who specialises in Wills, Probate and Estate Administration and Trusts.
Kweku Adoboli, the UBS “rogue trader”, denied gambling away the bank’s money, claiming if his actions amounted to gambling then all investment banking was just a game of chance.
Barclays, already rocked by an interest rate rigging scandal, unveiled two new US regulatory investigations into the bank's financial probity on Wednesday and said its profit was hit by charges for mis-selling insurance.
“HMRC is under intense pressure from the Treasury to increase the tax yield for the Exchequer and they are increasingly resorting to unorthodox methods to get the job done, such as paying informers for tips that may lead to the opening of enquiries
"The IMA proposes the use of a reserve policy and three year forecasts. If adopted, our model would provide greater certainty to firms about future levies, smooth exceptional claims and ensure the right person pays."
France's prosecutor has asked an investigating judge to question jailed swindler Bernard Madoff and Swiss bank UBS as part of a probe of investor losses from Madoff's multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a judicial source told Reuters.
In a statement, the bank said, "Our investigations into submissions, communications and procedures relating to the setting of Libor and other interest rates are ongoing. RBS and its employees continue to co-operate fully with regulators."