Ivan Fallon, twice named Financial Journalist of the Year, was City editor of The Sunday Telegraph and deputy editor and business editor of The Sunday Times. Until 2010 he was CEO of Independent News & Media UK. His previous books have included the bestsellers Billionaire: The Life and Times of James Goldsmith and The Brothers: The Rise & Rise of Saatchi & Saatchi.
Black Horse Ride
Black Horse Ride: The Inside Story of Lloyds and the Banking Crisis reveals what really occurred on perhaps the worst single day in banking history, bringing together the accounts of all the power players involved in this dramatic saga. It includes the key roles played by the Governor of the Bank of England, the Prime Minister and the Treasury. Ivan Fallon revisits this unforgettable time with the then-chairman of Lloyds (the Black Horse bank), Sir Victor Blank, in his first public interview about these events.
Victor Blank has been, inter alia, Chief Executive and Chairman of the Charterhouse Group, Chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers, a Business Ambassador for the UK under Gordon Brown’s Government and Chairman of Lloyd’s TSB. He was knighted in 1999.Ivan Fallon