Queen's bank denies security breach

Press Association
The Queen
The Queen

Coutts, the Queen's banker, has denied a breach of security after reports that German authorities had bought a list of suspected tax dodgers who were customers of the bank.

The Financial Times Deutschland reported that officials in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia paid £2.75 million for a CD containing the names of 1,000 rich German clients of the British private bank's Swiss unit.