Commenting on Stephen Hester's departure from RBS last month, the Business Secretary Vince Cable appeared to criticise the taxpayer-owned bank for not doing enough to lend to small and medium firms (SMEs):
He performed a necessary role at a difficult time...RBS needs more of a focus on SME (small and medium enterprise) lending, supporting the economy.
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