Eight people have been charged in connection with business loans made through a high street bank to the value of around £35 million, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.
Thames Valley Police said the charges follow a large-scale investigation into corruption and other offences originating from the Halifax Bank of Scotland branch in Reading, Berkshire.
More top news
Weekend weather starts wet for some
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Ryan Giggs will almost certainly succeed him at Old Trafford.
David Cameron has apologised for experiencing "brain fade" after he forgot which football team he supports.