Journalists, politicians rank below bankers among 'least trusted' professionals, finds survey

   Sep 19, 4:16 pm

London, Sep 19 (ANI): Mis-selling scandals and numerous financial crises have ended up making bankers among the least trusted category of professionals, but more trusted than journalists and politicians, a new survey has revealed.

According to the survey by the consumer group Which?, recent banking scandals meant there was an urgent need for a "fundamental change" in banking culture and practice, the BBC reports.

Which? conducted a survey of 2,060 people, asking how much they trusted various professions. Nurses, doctors and teachers were found to be the most trusted, while bankers, journalists and politicians ranked in the bottom three, the report said.

The consumer group said that bankers should comply with a code of conduct or be struck off. They should also be punished for mis-selling, with bonuses clawed back, it added.

"Banks are fully aware that they need to restore customers' trust and that this can only be done by proving that they are on the customers' side," Anthony Browne, chief executive of the British Bankers' Association, which represents the major UK banks, said.

"There is a genuine commitment from the top of the banks to restore the reputation not just of the industry, but of London as the world's leading financial centre," he added. (ANI)

Open-plan offices detrimental to employees' health, productivity Sep 30, 12:36 pm
London, Sept 30 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that working in an open-plan office affects employees' health and productivity.
Full Story
Coffee drinkers more 'fun, successful' in office than tea-drinkers Sep 29, 11:24 am
London, Sep 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people who drink coffee are more fun and successful at their work than the people who drink tea.
Full Story
Study links job insecurity to asthma Sep 28, 4:42 pm
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): A new study has indicated a link between asthma and work related stress.
Full Story
Fat teenage boys likelier to get 5th less salary as grownups Sep 24, 12:19 pm
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): A new study has found that obese teenage boys might end up earning up to 18 percent less at their jobs when they grow up.
Full Story
Comments

LATEST STORIES
TOP VIDEO STORIES
PHOTO GALLERY