Bank of England's Chief Cashier John Page dies

John Page, who was the last person to hold the post of Chief Casher of the Bank of England before the position was downgraded in the 1980s, died on 2 February aged 81.

Page was appointed to the post in 1970 after serving as deputy for a time. He was known for his knowledge of markets and their participants, and would speak with chief executives on an informal basis offering words of advise should their bank be exposing itself to risk unduly.

Page stepped down soon after reporting structures we