28 NOVEMBER 1987, Page 28

Hobson's bank

Sir: While sympathising with Mr Alistair Home's plight at National Westminster Bank's Notting Hill Gate branch (`No banking on Notting Hill', 21 November), I was nonetheless amused by his intention to seek solace with the `nice frock-coated gentry at Coutts in the Strand'. He is evidently unaware that Coutts Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NatWest. David Hi/ditch

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