On 22 May 2014, in an article in The Times in the UK, the governor of the Bank of England stated that 'integrity, honesty and skill are not optional' where it comes to running an insurer and that, where 'management's actions today pose a risk tomorrow', the Bank won't hesitate to intervene. Noting the possibility of insurers playing a positive role as a source of long-term finance for the UK economy, he reported that the Bank is working with the European Central Bank to make it easier for institutions such as insurers to provide funding to small, medium and large businesses and help fund long-term infrastructure projects.