Barclays pulled the plug as the last bank in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, this May - even though 500 inhabitants signed a petition pleading for it to remain.
The founder of one of the City's top investment firms has launched a scathing attack on Neil Woodford, the star fund manager whose business shut last week.
Maksat Arip's recycling and packaging firm Kazakhstan Kagazy raised hundreds of millions of pounds from investors when it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2007 and issued bonds.
The demise of the stock picker has left investors reeling and the sector scrabbling to salvage trust
There is no doubt the FCA has been asleep at the wheel while the Woodford debacle has mushroomed like a nuclear cloud. It now needs to take action against some of the parties involved.