THE owner of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks has seen a deterioration in bad debts after the UK's economic recovery faltered at the end of 21. National Australia Bank said the UK business continued to "demonstrate its resilience" but the ratio of distressed assets rose to 3.34% from 3.15%.
Deterioration in bad debt at bank
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