UK bank assets to rise above 900% of GDP by 2050

He said: “Reforms of domestic banking are far from sufficient for a global hub like London. Now is the time for a greater focus on what’s needed for resilient international banking and robust global markets. This will require sustained international engagement.

“Unlike in the early days of the FT, the UK can no longer dictate standards. Rather than ruling the waves, we must spur collective action through a demonstrated commitment to openness and the promotion of better ideas in Europe and at the G20 via the Financial Stability Board.”