Barclays Bank faces fresh SFO charges over £2.2bn Qatar loan

Charges relating to emergency fundraising in 2008 follow case against parent company last year

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has charged Barclays Bank over a $3bn (£2.2bn) loan given to Qatar as part of a side deal linked to its emergency fundraising in 2008.

It extends a charge brought against the parent firm for “unlawful financial assistance” last July.

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