A British court has ordered the extradition of a former Hong Kong banker to face charges of taking bribes of $4.3 million in return for arranging $50 million worth of loans. The extradition order on Peter Elliott comes 10 months after the former Hong Kong general manager of the South Africa-based Standard Bank was arrested by officers of New Scotland Yard's Extradition Squad after finishing a round of golf in Sussex, southern England. A warrant for his arrest, relating to offences allegedly committed in 1994 and 1995, was issued by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in August last year. Elliott is alleged to have contravened Section 9 of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. It was the first extradition attempt launched by the ICAC after the handover. Last night, a commission spokesman welcomed the decision, but pointed out that Elliott, 47, had the right to appeal against it.