He claimed their ruthless stripping of assets from his business empire drove him to a suicide attempt.
The star was left so depressed by the demands of Halifax Bank of Scotland that he took handfuls of pills and washed them down with a bottle of vodka in 2005.
He revealed: “HBOS robbed me of my marriage, my family, my businesses, my long-standing friend and business partner, my income, my investments, my self-respect, my reputation, my privacy, my physical and mental health. It cost me my security, my image rights and collection of classic cars – and very nearly my life.”
“Bankers are financial terrorists”
Noel, 68, has launched a legal bid to reclaim the millions he said were stolen by bankers who ripped up his empire for personal profit.
His lawsuit accuses moneyman David Mills of crushing his Unique Group for personal gain. In February Mills, a consultant at a financial services firm, was jailed for 15 years for bribing bankers.
He plied senior figures with booze and persuaded them to recommend his debt management firm to clients who were struggling with overdrafts and loans.
Mills and his colleagues would then take over at the helm of small businesses – but would squeeze them to the point of collapse.
Then, when the business failed, he would swoop and sell the assets for a profit.
Noel said: “Bankers are financial terrorists. Money is their god and greed is their faith.”