As the bank battles to restore its reputation, the investor prospectus makes clear it faces multimillion-pound payouts and years of costly litigation.
Although the prospectus was published as part of a pounds 60bn programme of bond sales, more than 10% of the 146-page document is devoted to "risk factors" - or wrongdoing, whether alleged or proven.
The prospectus, first spotted by the FT's Alphaville columnist, contains few new charges, but will make uncomfortable reading for
One of the biggest cases centres on a
Smaller lenders have banded together to seek damages, arguing that artificially low Libor rates depressed their income.
The document also details the
Allegations of rigging electricity markets in
But the biggest headache for the bank's chief executive,
The final bill is impossible to calculate, as in many cases
Claim in billions of dollars for damages against the bank arising from its role in the manipulation
of Libor rates
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