Having worked in the banking system I can relate to the
background culture that was prevalent in 1990s / 2000s, and in
other sectors, and I feel I have met the characters. The
storyline takes us through an roller coaster of emotions,
excitement and despair, hedonistic fun and shattering sadness.
- Richard King
A riveting read...
Alan's writing is very engaging and keeps you enthralled from
start to finish. An interesting reflection on the way that
cracks began to show in the banking system and an excellent plot
to follow too. Would definitely recommend for anyone with a
curiosity about the inner workings of branch banking.
best read I have had the pleasure of finding for a long time...
the first book I have read by the
author, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
What the book actually gave was the best
read I have had the pleasure of finding
for a long time. This book delivered a
brilliant style of writing that led the
reader through the story as if they were
there and involved. The research carried
out for this book is evident from start
to finish. From the facts concerning the
war right to the local lingo and
mannerisms of the estate involved. It is
a definite can’t put down read that
keeps the reader captivated to the very
I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Absolutely brilliant book...
I used to
work in a Bank, with Alan Reynolds, and
is very true to life. Really good read.
For those that didn't work in the industry,
prepare to be shocked...
A great read taking you behind the banking counter of the late
90's. Whether fiction or fact for those that worked in banking
during the period much of this book will ring bells in
I couldn't put the book down...
"Larger than life" characters are portrayed set in a ruthless
and stressful environment; but are there elements of truth here?
One is left wondering, particularly in the light of the recent
banking crisis and recession! This book would lead to an
interesting discussion in any book club.
Hard to put down...
Another very easy and entertaining read from Alan Reynolds. His
career in banking has given him the inside information to expose
the many personal and organisational faults that destroyed the
respect for Banks that had been built up over hundreds of years.
His characters are plausible and entertaining and he cleverly
runs several threads together whilst touching all the emotions.
- Colin Grant
A great read for summer...
Power, corruption and infidelities
unfurl in this easy to read story about the tough world of sales
and greed in the banking industry. If you've ever been involved
in stretch targets, then you will understand the pressures put
on the characters and the lengths they will go to in order to
achieve them! Powerful, sexy, surprising and sometimes quite
It's about dodge bank
dealings, deceit, villains and robbery...
Just finished reading Alan Reynolds
new book `Breaking the Bank', it's about dodge bank dealings,
deceit, villains and robbery as with his last two books he
hasn't disappointed. It's a fast moving book with twists and
turns, laughs and sadness, not knowing in which direction the
story will go keeps you on the edge of your seat, there's three
of four different threads of the story running alongside each
other but easy to follow as good description of the characters
and events are given. Brilliant book would definitely recommend
especially for holiday.
- John Knight
Brilliant and insightful...
It would probably have been less
risky to have taken our money to the casino than to the bank.
Brilliant and insightful into just what was going on from the
government downwards. No wonder we finished up in the mess we
- John Leach
This book is one I could not put down...
As the title suggests, the storyline is set within a banking
background. By the time I had finished, the reason the banks hit
a crisis sending us into economic free fall became much clearer!