Barclays braced for outcome of five-year SFO fundraising probe

From Sky News

Barclays will learn within days the outcome of a five-year Serious Fraud Office (SFO) probe into aspects of the £11bn share sales during the financial crisis which enabled it to remain free from Government ownership.

Sky News has learnt that expectations have grown among a number of current and former Barclays executives that the SFO plans to charge both the bank and several individuals in connection with the inquiry, which has focused on arrangements struck with a Qatari sovereign wealth fund in 2008.

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