Barclays to charge for current accounts?

Jess Bown

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Barclays sign
Barclays sign

Charging for current accounts is a good idea "in principle", according to Sir David Walker, the new boss of Barclays Bank.

Just days after taking over as Chairman of the beleaguered bank, he claimed that mis-selling scandals were a "consequence" of free banking - sparking fears of account fees for all.