Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.
When everyone in the room was asked to take out a purse or wallet, as an example of something that represented the economy, Carney hunted in several pockets before drawing a blank.
“No cash, Carney?” television host and conference moderator Ranvir Singh said jokingly to the central bank governor.
Earlier, the Canadian-born Carney said he first visited the Liverpool area three decades ago, when local rock group the Lightning Seeds – later well-known for an England soccer anthem – became his favourite band. He also supports local soccer team Everton.