Nigel Farage finally gets an apology from the BBC ‘incomplete and inaccurate’ Coutts story.
The BBC has apologised to Nigel Farage after the broadcaster was forced to amend a story suggesting the GB News presenter’s Coutts accounts were closed due to his funds falling below the bank’s financial threshold.
The BBC journalist who made the claims said the information from a “trusted and senior” source turned out to be “incomplete and inaccurate”.
Director-general Tim Davie reached out to Farage after the BBC ran a now-amended story quoting sources “familiar” with the situation which claimed Coutts made the “commercial decision” to shut Farage’s personal and business accounts.
It comes after a 40-page dossier revealed Coutts chiefs made a concerted effort to “exit” him as a customer as they didn’t believe the former Brexit Party MEP aligned with their views.
In a tweet, BBC journalist Simon Jack wrote: “The information on which we based our reporting on Nigel Farage and his bank accounts came from a trusted and senior source.
“However the information turned out to be incomplete and inaccurate. Therefore I would like to apologise to Mr Farage.”