Bankers' Bonus Bonanza
A total of 428 employees of Barclays and 93 at RBS earned more than £1m last year.
Five members of staff were paid more than £5m, Barclays said, but they did not include the chief executive, Antony Jenkins, who received £2.6m.
At RBS, total pay for top directors and eight executives was £21m, which the bank said was 16% down on 2011.
New rules meant the banks were forced to disclose the figures.
The BBC reported that:
- At Barclays 50 people were paid between £2.5m and £5m last year, while a further 373 were paid between £1m and £2.5m.
- The chief executive of RBS, Stephen Hester, waived his bonus, but his total package for the year was still worth £3.27m.
- One of RBS' most senior executives earned £4.8m,.
93 employees earned between £1.5m and £5m and one was paid more than £5m.
In addition, earlier this month HSBC disclosed that:
16 top executives received an average of £3.25m each.
Globally, 204 HSBC employees were paid more than £1m last year, of which 78 were in the UK.
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