By Matt Scuffham. LONDON | Fri May 24, 2013 4:15pm BST. LONDON (Reuters) - The Co-operative Bank has stopped offering loans to new business customers, part of measures designed to quell growing concerns over its capital position.
Britain's gas supplies ran "dangerously" low in March as high demand in cold temperatures and overseas supply problems coincided.
Angry shareholders of HSBC on Friday bombarded the group's board with barrage of accusations ranging from financing Mexican drug cartels to supporting tax havens, slashing jobs and mis-selling products.
News Corp, which will separate its highly profitable television and entertainment arm from its troubled newspaper and book publishing assets next month, set out plans for the new structure on Friday, ahead of a meeting with investors next week.
Households paid off �241m more mortgage debt than they borrowed in an effort to get on top of their debts. Before May last year, net lending had never been negative since the BBA started collecting the data in 1997.