Nigel Farage says he is taking legal action against NatWest
Nigel Farage has revealed he is taking legal action against NatWest over the debanking scandal.
The former Ukip and Brexit Party leader vowed it is “not the end” of his fight with the banking giant.
Mr Farage added that he aims to turn it into a class action for others who have been debanked.
It comes after NatWest scrapped about £7.6 million in potential payouts to former boss Dame Alison Rose after she left the company in July following the fallout from the row.
In a video posted on X/Twitter, the GB News presenter said: “Well the Alison Rose decision has been made, she will not get £7.6 million that she wanted to get and that’s correct and right.
“It’s right for taxpayers and actually nobody should be rewarded for failure.
“She’s broken virtually every rule in the Financial Conduct Authority rule book.
“She’ll still walk away though with about £2.5 million so please don’t feel too sorry for her.
“But this is not the end of the NatWest saga. I’m instructing lawyers today to take action against NatWest for what they’ve done, for their breach of confidence, for their lying.
“And I’m going to try and make it if I possibly can a class action against the bank. They cannot be allowed to go on behaving the way they have been.”
Mr Farage has been at the centre of a debanking row after going public in June about his accounts being closed by Coutts, which is owned by NatWest Group.
He used a subject access request to obtain documents showing he was cut off because his political views did not align with the prestigious private bank’s values.
Mr Farage later obtained a further dossier revealing staff at the bank crowed about him being debanked in internal messages.
Dame Alison quit in July after admitting she was the source of a BBC article claiming his accounts were shut because he was under the wealth limit.
NatWest declined to comment.
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