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Funny story: Vatican Banks taken over by Northern Rock

Vatican Banks taken over by Northern Rock

After days of extremely tense negotiations, the Vatican City bank has finally been taken over... by Northern Rock. The British based bank, notorious for going bankrupt in 2008, is back on the market having completed a new deal to take ownership of...

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Funny story: Peston: I just guessed about Northern Rock

Peston: I just guessed about Northern Rock

BBC business editor Robert Peston today admitted he had no idea about Northern Rock and guessed. Speaking to the Commons Treasury select committee, he told MPs: "I got lucky. I needed a story quick so I made the whole Northern Rock going to the Ba...

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Funny story: Bradford And Bingley Crisis: Latest

Bradford And Bingley Crisis: Latest

A new crisis unfolded in the financial sector today, when executives at the Bradford & Bingley Building Society called in police to investigate the whereabouts of its two owners, Mr Bradford and Mr Bingley.

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Funny story: Bank Doesn't Collapse

Bank Doesn't Collapse

Massive queues formed outside branches of The Heptenstall Bank (formerly Heptenstall and District Building Society) today as, according to the Telegraph, the Bank of England announced that the Heptenstall would not collapse.

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Funny story: America's Bear Stearns goes bi-polar

America's Bear Stearns goes bi-polar

Off-the-Wall-Street, NYC - (Rioters): Amid echoes of a return to the 1990s' dreaded bear-markets one of the USA's biggest investment banks Bear Stearns is on the verge of going belly-up today.

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Funny story: 'Granita Pact' secrets revealed as Northern Crock's prime loans sold to Blair's private pension blind trust

'Granita Pact' secrets revealed as Northern Crock's prime loans sold to Blair's private pension blind trust

City of London - (Bad Ass Mess): The grim secrets of the 1994 Blair/Brown power deal - the so-called Granita Pact - were thrown into disarray today with the announcement that a portfolio of prime home loans on the Northern Crock Bank's books have...

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Funny story: It's TheSpoof.com What Told You First - Bank of England Buys Newcastle United

It's TheSpoof.com What Told You First - Bank of England Buys Newcastle United

As predicted here in TheSpoof.com as recently as last week, the government has decided to nationalise Newcastle United because results under Kevin...

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Funny story: Nationalisation Shocker - Bank of England to Buy Newcastle United

Nationalisation Shocker - Bank of England to Buy Newcastle United

The government has decided to use legislation to take Newcastle United into public ownership if results under Kevin Keegan don't improve.

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Funny story: MI6's '2006 fake Moscow surveillance rock' was spooks' Northern Crock Bank counter-intelligence spoof

MI6's '2006 fake Moscow surveillance rock' was spooks' Northern Crock Bank counter-intelligence spoof

London - (Espionage Mess): UK security intelligence top brass have hinted heavily that the January 2006 headlines about a 'fake rock dumped in a Moscow street, embedded with a transmitter and used to download surveillance material on to a pal...

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Funny story: Northern Rock regulatory failure explained

Northern Rock regulatory failure explained

The abject failure of the UK regulatory organizations to foresee and prevent the Northern Rock crisis has been explained. After an internal investigation, the Treasury has admitted that although it was clear that the FSA should be overseeing banking...

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Funny story: SocGen is France's Northern Crock say investigators

SocGen is France's Northern Crock say investigators

Paris, France - (Sarkozy Mess): Prosecutors investigating the $7 billion fiasco at the SocGen bank are warning that it is farce becoming France's answer to the UK's Northern Crock Bank fiasco.

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Funny story: Al Qaeda to buy Northern Rock

Al Qaeda to buy Northern Rock

Al Qaeda has announced that it has made an offer to buy the troubled bank Northern Rock.

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Funny story: Diana was secretly planning a job on the board of Northern Rock

Diana was secretly planning a job on the board of Northern Rock

In a desperate bid for publicity, Paul Burrell, former butler to Princess Diana, has shocked the world with the revelation that she was secretly planning to take up an executive position on the board of failed bank Northern Rock.

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Funny story: Blair brokers Northern Crock sub-prime portfolio sale to his new bosses at JP Morgan

Blair brokers Northern Crock sub-prime portfolio sale to his new bosses at JP Morgan

London - (Conniving Mess): Ex-UK Prime Monster Tony Blair hailed his first official foray into the world of investment banking by brokering the sale of the Northern Crock Bank's sub-prime £2.25 billion mortgage portfolio to his new lords and mast...

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Funny story: TV programmes force 102 year-old to leave Britain

TV programmes force 102 year-old to leave Britain

When Hampshire dentist, 102 year old Eric King-Turner retired just two years ago (in keeping with the new government pension age) he has finally decided to sell-up and ship out. Taking a four week cruise to the antipodean island,

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Funny story: New Northern Rock revelations

New Northern Rock revelations

New revelations have emerged about failed bank, Northern Rock's, risky business activities that led to its being taken over by the Bank of England in 2007.

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Funny story: Buy-To-Let Kennels Solution For Struggling Northern Rock

Buy-To-Let Kennels Solution For Struggling Northern Rock

Continued rising house prices and falling lending confidence has led struggling mortgage lender Northern Rock to propose a new approach for its recovery. The recommendation is for new mortgage schemes to allow Londoners to apply for buy-to-let mortga...

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