Row over banking sector after independence
NEWS: Analysis by The Banker magazine claims that Scotland would have been "devastated" by the financial crisis of the late-2000s if it had been independent.
Pro-union campaigners have claimed the conclusion is "significant"; independence campaigners claim the figures used are out of date.
Scotland would have been "devastated" and forced to turn to the IMF for help if it had been independent during the financial crisis, it has been claimed following new analysis of the country’s banks.
The Banker magazine examined the potential split of banking assets under Scottish independence as it produced its annual report ranking the top 1,000 world banks.