Ulster Bank boss may still take bonus despite banking crisis

Ulster bank is refusing to be drawn on whether its boss Jim Brown will forgo his bonus in light of the massive computer meltdown at the bank.

The Payment problems have now entered their 12th day, and have so far affected up to 150-thousand people here.

Stephen Hester, the head of RBS, Ulster Bank's parent company, has already announced that he's giving up his bonus, saying it would be inappropriate after letting customers down.

Charlie Weston, Personal Finance Editor with the Irish Independent, says its likely that Jim Brown will have to follow suit: