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NatWest faces potential legal action over Farage account mishandling

EditorNikhilesh Pawar
Published 11/25/2023, 12:04 PM
Updated 11/25/2023, 12:04 PM
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Investors of NatWest Group plc are being called to evaluate their legal options as the minority and woman-owned law firm Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP investigates potential claims against the bank. The probe follows a tumultuous period for the UK-based financial institution after an independent review confirmed serious shortcomings in the handling of high-profile customer Nigel Farage's account closure and a breach of confidentiality.

The review's findings, disclosed on October 27, 2023, have led the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an inquiry into NatWest's internal controls and governance structures. In the aftermath of these disclosures, NatWest's stock experienced a significant drop, with shares falling $0.66 (13%) to close at $4.42.

In light of these developments, Faruqi & Faruqi is reaching out to investors who may have been affected by the bank's alleged failings. Partner Josh Wilson is available to discuss potential investor claims and legal rights at no cost or obligation. The firm's pursuit of claims includes those unspecified securities purchasers who may have been impacted by NatWest's actions surrounding account management practices and customer complaint processes.

As the FCA continues its investigation, affected investors are encouraged to explore their legal avenues as the situation unfolds.

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