Royal Bank of Scotland has suffered an IT glitch meaning customers were unable to withdraw money and make payments - the day after it was fined �56m for major infrastructure problems in 2012.
ECB President Mario Draghi addresses the audience at the Euro Banking Congress in Frankfurt on Friday, where he said the central bank was ready to �step up the pressure� in its inflation battle.
George Osborne is facing a �16 billion black hole in the public finances as the final set of official figures before the Autumn Statement showed the Chancellor still on course to bust his official borrowing targets.
Scotland's marine energy hopes suffered a blow with the announcement on Friday that wave power pioneer Pelamis is to be put into administration.
Tesco cut its spending on TV and press advertising by nearly two-thirds in October, putting it well behind Asda, Aldi and Lidl, which launched their Christmas campaigns last month.