At a trade and professional body briefing held this week at the FSA, most mortals arrived via the tube or bus - but not IIB director general Andrew Paddick.

Backchat's mole at the wharf says Paddick and his trusty sidekick, Barbara Bradshaw, rolled up in a silver chauffeur-driven Mercedes E-class which made good use of Tiner's reserved space right at the front.

Subtle. Very subtle.