Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS, RBS.LN) Chairman Sir Philip Hampton said the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority is unhappy with the bank's 8 billion pound government-backed contingent convertible instrument, the Financial Times reported Friday.
Hampton told the FT that a replacement for the instrument is likely to be government-backed, citing the "pretty lousy" market for issuing capital.
Another topic of the bank's restructuring talks with the FSA and the government is the government-underwritten Asset Protection Scheme, according to the FT. Hampton said the APS is eroding the bank's capital strength, the FT reported.
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