Frances is a writer and commentator on banking, finance and economics. Her blog Coppola Comment is widely read and her writing has featured on the Financial Times, City AM, The Economist, The Guardian and a range of online publications. She also writes for the online magazine Pieria and occasionally for the ICAEW, and she is a frequent commentator on banking matters for the BBC. Frances Coppola worked in banking for 17 years for (among others) RBS, Nat West, HSBC, Midland Bank and SBC Warburg (now UBS).
Frances has an MBA from Cass Business School with a specialism in finance and risk management. Frances is also a professional singer and singing teacher. She has a B.Mus from London University and is an Associate of the Royal College of Music.
Pecked to death
Frances Coppola on the power of salacious rumour. On Friday 10th March, a bank died. Silicon Valley Bank’s sudden failure sent shockwaves across the world. How could an apparently sound