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HBOS to raise new capital

As I predicted on Saturday, HBOS has got caught up in the global mortgage meltdown. Bloomberg reports:HBOS Plc, the U.K.'s biggest mortgage lender, will sell 4 billion pounds ($8 billion) of shares to bolster capital depleted by asset…

Where’s HBOS?

Looking through old e-mails, I read an article from the FT in 2006 that surfaced claiming that HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland)were poised and ready to go offer loans for 125% of value. That's right, HBOS thought it a good idea to cover 95%…

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