Bank of Scotland has been fined £45.5m for neglecting to caution specialists to early signs of a misrepresentation which finished with the imprisoning of six individuals.

The fine identifies with movement by Lynden Scourfield, the leader of the bank’s Impaired Assets group in 2007.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the bank realized he had been authorizing loaning past his position, however neglected to act appropriately.

In February 2017, Scourfield was condemned to 11 years in prison.

Five different people were additionally imprisoned for their parts in the misrepresentation, in which assets were redirected and spent on extravagance occasions and whores.

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Bank of Scotland was then piece of Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), which turned out to be a piece of the Lloyds Banking Group in 2009.

The FCA said that, in spite of monitoring Scourfield’s exercises – which occurred at the bank’s Reading branch – full data was not given to controllers until July 2009.

“There is additionally no proof anybody understood, or even idea about, the results of not advising the experts, including how that may postpone appropriate investigation of the unfortunate behavior and bias the premiums of equity,” the FCA said in an announcement.

“There was deficient test, investigation or request over the association and through and through,” it said.

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